Liverpool midfielder Allen drawing inspiration from Skrtel

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen says he'll use Martin Skrtel as inspiration as he battles to find a way back into the first team.

Skrtel has established himself as a regular fixture after a tough start to the season.

"Martin is the perfect example for anyone who feels frustrated or impatient when they are not in the side," Allen told liverpoolfc.com.

"He's done brilliantly and my idea is to do the same. Dealing with not being in the team can be tough, but it's part and parcel of football.

"There will be occasions when you are out of the side. If that's the case, you have to do everything to put yourself forward for selection again.

"The more you get back out on the pitch, the more things will start to flow properly again. I can't wait to get my chance."

 
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