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Joe Allen determined to strike back after Liverpool collapse

Joe Allen insists Liverpool must learn their lesson after they let a two-goal lead slip to lose at Southampton on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp's Reds had won their last three league games but - after being well on top in the first-half -Allen had no explanation for the second-half capitulation as the Saints triumphed 3-2 and moved up to seventh in the table.

"I don't know what to say really, but we are all very disappointed," he said. "To be ahead like that and then throw it away is hugely disappointing.

"Our focus has been on the run, gaining that momentum and I thought for large spells it looked like we would keep that going, but to come away with nothing... we can't look beyond that at the moment.

"We'll make sure lessons are learned and for the rest of the season we'll have to get that ball rolling and get some wins again."

Saints ace Victor Wanyama added: "I know the team never give up and I still believed we could get something from the game.

"Liverpool are a really good team. The result is fantastic."

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