Footballers are renowned for their extravagant birthday presents.
New boots, new car, new house are often top of their birthday list. But for former Swans man Joe Allen, it seems a feathered friend is more to his taste.
His girlfriend Lacey-Jo Hughes posted an image of the Welsh midfielder with the cockerell on Sunday morning.
And this was his present pic.twitter.com/OqF1Uq6pZt
— lacey-jo hughes (@laceyjohughes) March 16, 2014
Allen, who has featured 18 times for the Reds this season without a goal, started against Manchester United on Sunday afternoon at Old Trafford.
— lacey-jo hughes (@laceyjohughes) March 8, 2014
It must have been a good luck cock as Allen's performance against the struggling Old Trafford team
was arguably his finest of the season as Liverpool ran out 3-0 winners against their Northwest rivals.