Joe Allen competes against Cristiano Ronaldo in the Euro 2016 tournament that he excelled at.

Liverpool must cash in on Joe Allen this summer after impressive Euro 2016

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Wales’ Euro 2016 campaign ultimately ended in disappointment, losing out to Portugal in the semi-finals, but Liverpool’s Joe Allen was one of their better players throughout, and that's why Jurgen Klopp should cash in on the midfielder this summer.

Allen is a neat and tidy footballer who can be very effective, but he has struggled for consistent game time during his four-year spell with the Reds.

He initially struggled to make an impact, perhaps under the weight of being called the “Welsh Xavi” by manager Brendan Rodgers, before making more of a mark as time went on, particularly towards the back end of last season under Jurgen Klopp.


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But despite the obvious improvement, Allen is still expected to leave Anfield this summer for pastures new.

He has improved a lot, but is still not the required standard for Liverpool, with heavy competition for places alongside the likes of James Milner, Jordan Henderson, Emre Can, and Marko Grujic.

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Klopp has a great amount of options already, and with rumoured interest in Mahmoud Dahoud and Piotr Zielinski suggesting he wants to strengthen the area further, it makes sense for Allen to go.

Klopp is supposedly a fan, but clearly not enough as he feels an upgrade in midfield is a priority for Liverpool this summer.

Liverpool could choose to keep Allen, perhaps because they are impressed by his showing over the last few months, or because the transfer targets they have fail to come off.


However, Allen’s value has never been so high thanks to his performances in a Wales shirt throughout Euro 2016. Allen only has a year left on his contract, but being 26, and playing the best football of his life, now is the ideal time to cash in.

Sevilla have confirmed their interest, and former team Swansea City have already had a bid of £8 million rejected, according to the Liverpool Echo.

With interest at its highest following a successful Euro 2016 tournament, Liverpool must sell to the highest bidder this summer because now is the perfect time.

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