The activity of Joe Allen in Liverpool's midfield has been a wonderful sight, and one of the club's best midfielders of all time has taken notice, as Jan Molby praised the early displays of the young Welshman:
"What Allen does above anything else, and it's Barcelona-like, is he moves the ball so quickly. At no stage does he indulge himself and think, 'I'll do a little bit for myself'. With Joe it's always about doing his bit for the team...it's about moving the ball to the next player as quickly as he can and then always making himself available."
With Steven Gerrard struggling for form and Lucas out for a couple more months, Allen's going to be the foundation in Liverpool's midfield, so we'll remain hopeful that he can continue to produce in the manner that Molby highlights here.