Liverpool midfielder Allen promises to focus for Swansea return

The Wales international midfielder comes back to the Liberty Stadium for the first time since his move to Anfield and expresses his excitement over the Premier League reunion
Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen promises to focus on winning all three points when he takes on former club Swansea City with his new team on Sunday.

The 22-year-old returns to the Liberty Stadium for the first time after he followed manager Brendan Rodgers to Anfield in the summer and revealed that he has been looking forward to the game ever since he signed for the Reds.

"I'm excited. As soon as I signed here, this was the sort of fixture I looked for," Allen told the club's official website.

"It's going to be strange for me, travelling there and being in the opposition changing room, the opposite side of the tunnel, but it's one I'm looking forward to being involved in.

"With games like this, you can get distracted by the occasion. There's maybe those strange feelings that I'm sure I'll have but my job is to go there and represent Liverpool with the best performance I can and play for my team and hopefully come away with all three points.

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"I had a great time there, I was there for a very long time so I have got nothing but love for that club and those supporters, so hopefully they'll treat me well."

Liverpool are currently unbeaten in seven Premier League matches, a run which Allen believes the Reds must continue.

"That's a big part of football - gaining momentum whenever you can," he added. "The confidence and belief it gives you going into the next game makes all the difference.

"After a result like Saturday's, I can't wait to get back out there in another Premier League game and try to achieve the same."

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen promises to stay focused despite enjoying his return to the Liberty Stadium to play old club Swansea City