Joe Allen insists Liverpool are on 'right path' after Man City loss

Allen reckons the defeat to City won't have knocked them off track.

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has said the side is on the right track despite Monday night's disappointing defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

A brace from Stevan Jovetic along with a Sergio Aguero strike meant Liverpool went down 3-1 to the champions, despite showing signs of promise in their first half performance at the Etihad Stadium. 

Allen is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: “They were clinical. On the balance of play before the first goal it was pretty even but they put their chances away and after the first goal we were always climbing a mountain. The timing of the first goal, just before half time, was disappointing.

“We’ve come to the Etihad three times since I’ve been here now, played well but unfortunately not come away with the results we were looking for.

“But we are certainly on the right path. It’s just tough against a team like Man City who have such quality in attack.”

Not many sides are likely to leave the Etihad Stadium with three points this season given their formidable home record last season - and given the way they went through the gears in the second half against Liverpool, the task for anyone to win there this season looks a formidable one.

The Reds also left empty handed from the same fixture last season, and manager Brendan Rodgers said immediately after the game that the loss won't hurt his side this season, which means all eyes turn to their trip to White Hart Lane on Sunday, where the Reds look to bounce back with a win against early league leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

An early season loss to a good side doesn't seem to have dampened any belief in the Liverpool camp.

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