London - On Sunday, Manchester United will relish the opportunity to
inflict more pain on wounded foes Liverpool when the teams renew their heated
rivalry at Old Trafford.
Liverpool won both league fixtures against United last season,
triumphing 3-0 on their last visit in March, en route to finishing 20 points
clear of their cross-county rivals in the final standings.
"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," Allen said.
"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."
But the tables have since turned and while United go into the
weekend in pursuit of a sixth consecutive victory, a run that has lifted
Louis van Gaal's side to third place, Liverpool's confidence is at a low.
Having made a dismal start to their league campaign, Liverpool's
season nose-dived further on Tuesday when they were eliminated from the
Champions League in the group phase following a 1-1 draw at home to Basel.
Memories of last season's thrilling title bid are fading fast at
Anfield, but midfielder Joe Allen says his side will draw encouragement from their
last performance at Old Trafford when they make their return on Sunday.