By ESPNSTAR.com staff
The Brazilian took his place in the Liverpool starting line-up for the first time in three months, after making a full recovery from a thigh strain that kept him out of the team's start to the new campaign.
Allen noted that the Reds had suffered in Lucas' absence, and he looked forward to the stability his fellow midfielder would bring.
"You're always going to miss quality players like Lucas and it's great to have him back in the side, his return, with the steel and quality he brings, is only going to help the team going forward. It's a very important role," Allen shared with the Liverpool Echo.
"If you look at the top teams, they all utilise that position and have a quality player there. Lucas is vital for the way we play. With him back playing, I'm sure we'll get the benefits of that in terms of points and our position in the table."
The former Gremio player's return allowed Allen to leave behind the anchor-man role he occupied in Lucas absence. Sharing his eagerness to be involved in the team's attack, the Welshman now hoped to supplement the Reds with creativity from midfield.
"I haven't played there for a while so I found myself trying to get back into the swing of things but it was great to be part of a victory," Allen stated.
"I had that security of knowing that Lucas was there. It gives you the chance to express yourself further up the pitch, and try to get involved in creating and scoring goals."
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers also believed his vision for the squad's style of play was slowly coming together on the field.
"The idea here is to build a team that has a method to it, we are trying to build an identity here so that over the next couple of years people can come and look at Liverpool and say 'this is how they play'," he shared.
"We pass the ball, we move the ball, we interchange, and we defend as one."
Liverpool travel to Udinese for their Europa League fixture on Thursday.