By Coral Barry
Joe Allen is on the front cover of Chicken and Egg’s Spring edition – and Liverpool fans could not believe their luck.
The Welshman’s first league start since December ended in a shambles on Saturday when Southampton pulled off an unlikely victory from 2-0 down and Allen quickly followed up one fowl appearance with another.
Liverpool fans were understandably distraught with the game’s quick turn of events, but were noticeably cheered up when the picture of a beaming Allen holding his pet bird began to circulate on Twitter.
This is marvellous pic.twitter.com/VsHYjd71aP
— Amon (@amonrobinson) March 21, 2016
only joe allen would have 16 pet chickens
— adam devine (@adamdevine_) March 21, 2016
My goal in life is to be as happy as Joe Allen is when he's holding a chicken. pic.twitter.com/5PTOkRBPxF
— Michaela-Roxy Davies (@MichaelaRoxy) March 21, 2016
@DaveOCKOP Joe Allen… he's a good egg.
— Aidan Cranston (@funboyt) March 22, 2016
Fowl, ref! Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is a big fans of the birds apparently. pic.twitter.com/DT3stpPA4I
— MisterGLS ✘ (@MisterGLS) March 22, 2016
Who knew Joe Allen had such a fowl mind
— Alex Terrell (@alxterrell) March 21, 2016
— Soccerful (@soccerful) March 21, 2016
Joe Allen on the front of this month's Chicken and Egg magazine. My life is complete pic.twitter.com/aKpg1XkQi5
— Michael Rooke (@RookeU) March 21, 2016
In other Liverpool news, the Merseysiders are ready to sign a new left-back in the summer window as they scout their top targets.