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Allen: We're all disappointed
1st Nov 2012 -
Allen admitted that Liverpool were 'bitterly disappointed' following
their defeat by Swansea on Wednesday but called on his teammates to
bounce back instantly by claiming three points against Newcastle this
The Reds' defence of their League Cup trophy was halted after losing
3-1 to Allen's former club at Anfield and the midfielder could not hide
his anguish following the fourth-round clash.
"We're bitterly disappointed," the 22-year-old told Liverpoolfc.com.
"To go into the game as holders of this competition, we were hungry and
determined to get into the next round. It obviously wasn't meant to be."
A header from Chico Flores and a tap-in for Nathan Dyer had given the
visitors a healthy advantage before half-time substitute Luis Suarez
reduced the Reds' arrears.
But a stoppage-time Jonathan de Guzman goal ended any hopes of a
comeback for the home team at a time when Allen believed a late
equaliser was a genuine possibility.
"It almost took us to go two goals down before we really kicked into
gear," explained the former Swans midfielder, who followed Brendan
Rodgers to Merseyside during the summer.
"It's a shame - I think if there were a few minutes left at the end,
it looked like we probably would have gone on to get that second goal
and force extra time.
"But time ran out and we had a few chances which we couldn't unfortunately put away."
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LFC 1-3 Swansea: Analysis
Allen revealed it was 'very strange, obviously bittersweet' to take
on his old club, but echoed his manager's pre-match assurances that
victory was the only thing that mattered on the night.
He said: "It was great to line up alongside some top friends I've got
at Swansea. But it's a game I desperately wanted to win for Liverpool
and it's very disappointing not to have done that."
Focus for Allen and his colleagues now turns to a Sunday afternoon
showdown against Newcastle and the No.24 wants the Reds to further
extend their four-match unbeaten run in the Barclays Premier League.
"It's easy to say after getting knocked out of the cup but the league
is every team's priority and it's no different for us," Allen
"It's another big game at home at Anfield and one that we'll be looking to bounce back in with all three points."