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Allen looks on the bright side for Liverpool after Arsenal loss

Joe Allen insists Liverpool will take the positives from their narrow 2-1 FA Cup fifth-round defeat against Arsenal at the weekend. "That's the positive we take from the tie - the performance," Allen told the Liverpool Echo.

"We were bitterly disappointed to be knocked out of the cup and I'm sure the fans travelled home very disappointed.

"But our performance level against a good Arsenal team holds us in good stead for the challenges ahead.

"Our league form was very good before the cup game and we've got to get back to that.

"We've got 12 big leagues games to go and there is everything still to play for this season."

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