It wasn’t that long ago that Joe Allen was public enemy number one at Anfield and could do no right in the eyes of the fans.
Seemingly on borrowed time, the ‘Welsh Pirlo’ was due to move on, but since Jurgen Klopp’s arrival the former Swansea man is undergoing an incredible revival.
And it was this revival that was characterised in Tuesday night’s heroic showing to propel his side into the Capital One Cup final with a victory against Stoke.
Allen stepped up to tuck away the deciding penalty in a tense shootout and below is first hand proof that he could fast become a firm fan favourite yet.
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Joe Allen certainly deserve a knighthood. Can someone call the queen and let her know. @LFC the
— THE SOWAH's® (@jamessowah) January 26, 2016
Joe Allen should be KNIGHTED SIR JOE PIRLO ALLEN.
— KXNG (@itz_Prince4real) January 26, 2016
— Mike D (@mikeday79) January 26, 2016
Joe Allen deserves a bloody knighthood the month he's had, by far his best in a red shirt
— Add (@AdamBallett) January 26, 2016
SIR JOE ALLEN!
— Fresh Liverpool (@Fresh_Liverpool) January 26, 2016
Joe Allen needs to be knighted to Sir Joe Allen
— Aimee (@loveaimeexox) January 26, 2016
Sir Joe Allen ????????
— zhaohoe (@Zhaohoe7) January 26, 2016