Joe Allen netted a late goal for Liverpool .

Arsenal fan's Joe Allen tweet backfires during Liverpool game

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Joe Allen has had a tricky time of it recently. The Welshman appeared to be a scapegoat for Liverpool fans under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers while he's struggled to make a real impact with Jurgen Klopp now in charge. 

The notion that Allen is a poor player is slightly harsh, however; the midfielder certainly has some fine attributes - his short passing game should be admired - but it's easy to see why fans haven't exactly taken to him. 

It's also easy to see why fans of rival clubs aren't too worried about him when he enters the field of play.


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With Arsenal 3-2 up at Anfield last night - and set to take an important step towards the Premier League title - Reds chief Klopp opted to bring on Allen in place of Emre Can. 

Allen's not a natural goalscoring midfielder, of course, so Arsenal fans would have been more than comfortable with the player's introduction. 

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Well, one Arsenal fan in particular decided to make his feelings on Allen known to the world of social media. It backfired. 


Allen went on to score a 90th-minute equaliser to earn the Merseyside outfit a precious point. Unsurprisingly, Liverpool fans reacted to the tweet in style...

Twitter madness 

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Steven Gerrard
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