Allen on disallowed goal: You don’t see those given often

Mark Holmes
Liverpool: Had goal disallowed when 2-0 up at Southampton

Liverpool: Had goal disallowed when 2-0 up at Southampton

Joe Allen believes Liverpool were unfortunate to have his goal disallowed when 2-0 ahead in their eventual 3-2 defeat at Southampton.

Liverpool went into Sunday’s game at St Mary’s on an eight-match unbeaten run and looked likely to extend that following goals from Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge inside the opening 23 minutes.

Allen thought he had made it 3-0 before half-time when his shot beat Fraser Foster, but Mamadou Sakho was offside and so the goal was disallowed.

“You don’t see those given very often,” Allen said. “I think everyone knows it was a key moment in the game as I don’t think we would be sat here with no points had that gone in, but that’s football.

“Unfortunately, we we were on the wrong side of that decision.”

Asked to explain the collapse, Allen said: “I don’t quite know. I don’t know what to say really, but we are all very disappointed.

“To be ahead like that and then throw it away is hugely disappointing.

“Our focus has been on the run, gaining that momentum and I thought for large spells it looked like we would keep that going, but to come away with nothing…we can’t look beyond that at the moment.

“We’ll make sure lessons are learned and for the rest of the season we’ll have to get that ball rolling and get some wins again.”