Liverpool midfielder Allen values Gerrard leadership

Joe Allen has hailed the leadership of Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard.

The Wales midfielder admits Gerrard couldn't do enough for him during his first days with the club.

Allen told liverpoolfc.com: "When I first signed here, he made a great effort to make me feel welcome and settle in - that says all about him as a person. He wants to help a lot of the younger players especially; we can all learn so much from him. Off the pitch, he's a great influence. He's our leader, he's our captain. When you see him play and you're playing alongside him, it helps to lift you that extra little bit."

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