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.

In other Liverpool news, the Merseysiders are ready to sign a new left-back in the summer window as they scout their top targets.