Joe Allen says Liverpool are looking for consistency as he savours one of his best moments

Allen scored the penalty that sent Liverpool through to the final of the League Cup but says the side are looking for consistency.

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has said his side are looking for consistency after his penalty fired the Reds to Wembley with a penalty shootout victory over Stoke City in the League Cup semi-final at Anfield. 

It wasn't the greatest of performances from Liverpool as their first leg lead was cancelled out by Marko Arnautovic's controversial goal on the stroke of half time in normal time. 

Allen savoured the moment of firing the Reds to their first major cup final since 2012 - saying it was one of his best moments in a Liverpool shirt - as the Reds have gone one better in the competition this season than last year's semi-final appearance, where they were defeated by eventual winners Chelsea.

The Welshman told the Liverpool Echo: “We made it slightly difficult for ourselves but we managed to get through and that will give us confidence.

“Consistency is what we're looking for now moving forward this season.

“There's been some great standout performances and standout results. It's about doing it now more consistently. We believe as a squad that's on the horizon."

Liverpool will be hoping for some consistently good performances in the coming games as they look to continue to compete on all four fronts. This weekend sees them take on West Ham United in the fourth round of the FA Cup before they face a Premier League trip to Leicester City. 

The Reds have been capable of producing some very good performances this season which have helped them reach the first major final of the season - and there have been some eye-catching displays in the Premier League as well, but as Allen points out, if they manage to find that consistency their league position will improve markedly and they could be in with a chance in all of the cup competitions. 

That situation may help when certain players return from injuries. Although some have returned, Jurgen Klopp could do with more options to freshen his side up.

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