Midfielder set for Britannia switch
The confusion around Joe Allen’s contract situation at Liverpool seems to be over after the Reds accepted a £13million from Stoke for the midfielder last night.
The Welshman has just a year left on his current Liverpool contract and earned plenty of interest from other clubs after getting into the Euro 2016 team of the tournament.
Allen is currently on holiday but wants his future resolved before the end of the summer.
It’s now looking like a move away from Anfield is most likely, ending his 4 year spell at the club. He was the first signing former manager Brendan Rodgers made in 2012, and this season has really blossomed under Jurgen Klopp, putting in some impressive performances.
Speaking after a 2-0 friendly win at Huddersfield on Wednesday, Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he would not comment on any bid.
“I feel good about Joe,” he said. “I like the guy and I really think he is a wonderful football player. I knew this before the European Championship, I saw it during the Euros and I know it now.
“It is nothing to discuss in public, I’ve not seen him since the middle of May in Basel.”
Klopp was referring to the Europa League final, which Liverpool lost 3-1 to Sevilla in the Swiss city on 18 May.
By Ben Kelly – @benkelly_10