Liverpool’s Joe Allen believes the Reds proving they can cope without Luis Suarez

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen says the side’s recent run in the Premier League has dislodged any notion that they were a one-man team when Luis Suarez was at Anfield, reports Sky Sports.

The Merseyside outfit had a sloppy start to the new season, with injuries playing havoc with their form. The sale of striker Luis suarez to Barcelona certainly didn’t help matters, with Daniel Sturridge injured too. Manager Brendan Rodgers even found his own position under threat early on in the campaign, but now key players are returning to fitness, and the coach has found a system that is getting the best from his side.

Joe Allen believes Liverpool are finally getting over the loss of Suarez, and could be a better side than they were last season. The Reds finished second in the Premier League in 2013/14, and are currently close to pushing for a top-four place, after looking down and out early on. The Welsh midfielder feels the Reds have “overcome” the Uruguayan’s departure, and are matching the performances levels of last season’s title-challenge.

“At the start of the year we talked about how losing Suarez was going to have an affect but now we have overcome that. It took us a little bit of time to overcome that, because the injury problems we had were not ideal. We are certainly back up to that level and, if anything, with the different system we play this season we might even have taken a step forward,” he said.

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