Welshman arrived at Anfield last summer after big-money move from south Wales.
Liverpool midfield player Joe Allen say that his form since arriving at Anfield last summer has not been good enough.
The Wales international joined the Reds from Swansea City last August in a deal worth £15 million and having started every one of the Merseysiders’ first 17 matches, his performances have fallen away badly of late.
And, since the club’s 3-1 home defeat by relegation-threatened Aston Villa in December, Allen has been picked for only two of Liverpool’s past nine games.
“My form hasn’t been great, especially compared to the start of the season, but that is more down to myself,” Allen said in the pre-match press conference ahead of the first leg of the club’s round-of-32 Europa League tie in Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday.
“But I am looking forward to working hard and try to turn things around a little bit.
“I haven’t played that much recently so any chance I get to participate then I’ll be hoping to impress as much as I can and stake my claim.
“We were bitterly disappointed after Monday’s defeat to West Brom, that goes without saying, but we have this tie to look forward to and refocus.”