The Wales international was involved as the Reds crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday, but is hoping the big-match atmosphere on Sunday will help spur his team-mates on
Joe Allen is determined to draw on the experiences of last season to help Liverpool win at rivals Manchester United on Sunday.
Brendan Rodgers’ men suffered a disappointing Champions League exit at the group stages after a 1-1 draw at home to Basel on Tuesday.
However, the Reds have a chance to end the week on a high note with three points at Old Trafford in the eagerly awaited clash between the north west rivals.
And midfielder Allen is hoping to a similar performance to the corresponding Premier League fixture between the sides last season that saw Liverpool triumph 3-0 in March.
“We had a fantastic result there last season, so we’ll be looking to draw some confidence and inspiration from that performance and we’ll go there and try to get the win,” he told the club’s official website.
“They are great games to play in between two clubs who are massive globally and there’s a great rivalry between the clubs. These matches are great to be a part of.
“Last season it was a great feeling to go to Old Trafford and get the three points and all of the players want that feeling again.
“When you are a kid, these are the kind of games you can’t wait to watch and these are the games that inspire all of the players in the dressing room as it’s great to be involved in.
“So we can’t wait for it and both sets of fans can’t wait for the kick-off either.”