Joe Allen determined to win silverware despite uncertain future

Date published: Tuesday 10th May 2016 11:07

Joe Allen: Liverpool midfielder happy to put contract talks on hold

Joe Allen: Liverpool midfielder happy to put contract talks on hold

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has admitted he will do everything to bring the Europa League to Merseyside, but his future at the club is unclear.

Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the Welshman addressed questions surrounding his future as he enters the final 18 months of his contract.

“I can’t say there have been any changes on that (a new contract).

“The manager has said that between now and the end of the season it’s not the right time to talk about those things.

“I think that works out well for everyone.”

Jurgen Klopp revealed that before their last home match against Watford, he had urged the team to play ‘Joe Allen’ football.

“It was a nice compliment from the manager,” he said.

“It’s always a boost when you hear things like that. But he’ll have to explain what he means by that!

“It was a good day and I was just pleased to help the team win.

“My target is always to develop and improve as a player. In the past few months I’ve had more game time and that’s been great for myself.

“It’s helped build up my level of performances to a better standard.”

The 26-year-old stated he is desperate to bring trophies to Liverpool and that the upcoming Europa League final gives them the perfect opportunity to do so.

“When I had the chance to join this club, the ambition was to win silverware,” Allen added.

“I’ve come close so far. Now there’s another opportunity to lift a trophy and it’s an opportunity I can’t wait for. Everyone connected with the club will give absolutely everything to try to ensure we bring that trophy home.

In addition, the former Swansea midfielder said he is excited at the prospect of representing his country in the upcoming European Championships.

“The Euros is something that’s been there for lots of players to look forward to and I’m no different. It’s a great position to be in at the moment.

“There is so much to look forward to in terms of club football with the final coming up. And then there’s the international football to follow.”

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