Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has divided opinion for much of his time at Anfield, but there is no doubt the Welsh international has upped his game since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp.
The new Reds manager knows how to get the best out of players and in the case of Allen he has seemingly transformed him almost overnight.
On Sunday, the midfielder started for Liverpool against Southampton, and for a time it looked like the altered line-up would do their manager and themselves proud, racing into a two-goal lead against an impressive Saints side.
Allen had the chance to put the game to bed but his missed opportunity would ultimately return to haunt him as Southampton roared back to win 3-2.
Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge may have put Liverpool 2-0 up after just 22 minutes, but a Sadio Mane brace and another goal from Graziano Pelle ensured it was ultimately a torrid afternoon for Klopp and his men.
Allen was making his 24th appearance of the season, most of which have come from the bench, but he was unable to add to his two goals and two assists to date.
After the match we took to Twitter to see what Liverpool fans thought of Allen’s latest performance and you can read a selection of what we found below:
@DaveOCKOP I've liked joe allen this season but just seen the highlights from yesterday and how did he not score for 3-0 it would of been a— cameron morley (@cameronmorley) March 21, 2016
In my humble opinion Jordan Henderson & Joe Allen must stay at #LFC. Good squad players to be retained if Klopp improves the midfield.— Luke Foley (@LukeAFoley) March 21, 2016
Just thinking if Joe Allen played the way he has for Klopp under Rodgers, he would be #LFC captain by now!!— Paul Laney (@pablfc78) March 21, 2016
@LFC if Joe Allen says it then we'll all be OK. If he buries his one on one we don't lose that game. Can't believe he's still at Liverpool— stuart jackson (@jacko1985) March 21, 2016
Joe Allen was visibly upset when interviewed aft the match. To me, it shows he played his heart out n was let down by others. He shld stay.— Klopp'sBrokenGlasses (@tasyrif22LFC) March 21, 2016
Joe Allen > Jordan Henderson obviously— Илья Котельников (@ilyushakot) March 21, 2016
Joe Allen was outstanding today— Phil Coutinho World (@pcoutinhoworld) March 20, 2016