Allen form prompts U-turn from Liverpool boss Klopp

Date published: Thursday 14th July 2016 10:16

Joe Allen: Set for Liverpool talks

Joe Allen: Set for Liverpool talks

Jurgen Klopp intends to discuss Joe Allen’s Liverpool future with the midfielder after his impressive Euro 2016 campaign.

The 26-year-old was a key figure for Wales during their run to the last four in France and his performances were recognised with inclusion in UEFA’s team of the tournament earlier this week.

Allen has been a more peripheral figure for his club, though, starting just eight Premier League matches last term and his deal at Anfield is up at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season.

However, Klopp has vowed to talk to Allen regarding his contractual situation on the back of his impressive summer despite showing no willingness to extend the player’s deal before he headed off to France with wales.

“We will find a solution, but it’s not done,” Klopp told reporters after Wednesday night’s friendly win over Fleetwood.

“Obviously Joe Allen is a good player. We never doubted this. He played a good European Championship, like the whole Welsh team.

“We have to make decisions, we have to find solutions. We have to talk to the player, ask the player and think about our situation. That’s how it works.”

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Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins last month admitted Swansea City were interested in Allen.

Allen’s representative Glenn Corcoran admitted in May that the player’s future was up in the air: “Joe has a year left on his contract at Liverpool and nobody has spoken to us about extending that,” he said.

“The club have not spoken to us about selling him either. I haven’t given any thought whatsoever to it with regards to Celtic or any club.”

New signing Marko Grujic was among the scorers in the 5-0 triumph over the Cod Army at Highbury, with Roberto Firmino grabbing a brace on the Fylde coast.

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