Former Liverpool boss praises front-two and Allen speaks of fresh start at Anfield

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Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has spoken of a fresh start with his likely return from injury coming next weekend.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, the former Swansea midfielder said he was pleased to be returning to first team contention with the Reds excelling in his absence.

With the timing of the injury, I hadn’t really got into the swing of things,” Allen said. “This is a fresh start of the season for me personally. It is great to come back with the team doing so well.”

But given that fact, the question must be asked as to how many opportunities he will get to appear in the starting XI in the coming months.

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Following his goal for England last night, Daniel Sturridge has received more praise from newly-appointed Liverpool non-executive director Kenny Dalglish.

In a piece written for the Mirror, the former Reds manager speaks of the blossoming partnership between Sturridge and Luis Suarez, revelling in the fact that at a time when many clubs play one up front, Liverpool can call on such an effective duo.

While he writes that the partnership is still in its infancy, he adds that it looks very promising.

In a short space of time, they seem to have established a great understanding with each other,” he said.

They are both players of great quality and whoever they are playing against, they are going to be a real handful for the opposing defence.”

With both players in outstanding form, could this be the season Liverpool push not just for a top-four place, but the trophy they have craved for so long?

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