The Wales international, who recently returned from injury, has made just four appearances for the Reds this season.
Skrtel experienced a similar stint on the sidelines under manager Brendan Rodgers, but has since fought his way back into the starting XI.
"Martin is the perfect example for anyone who feels frustrated or impatient when they are not in the side," Allen told the club's official website
"He's done brilliantly and my idea is to do the same. Dealing with not being in the team can be tough, but it's part and parcel of football."
The Merseyside outfit are currently second in the Premier League table, two points adrift of leaders Arsenal.