Liverpool tell Swansea to forget about signing Joe Allen

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Ask a thousand Liverpool fans who their favourite player is and we would assume that as many as zero would say, Joe Allen. The Welsh midfielder has become a much-maligned figure at Anfield this season, regularly taking the blame for the shortcomings of an entire team.

So, for many of the Liverpool following, it would have come as great news to hear that Swansea City were prepared to offer them money in exchange for the diminutive midfielder. What fools they must be down at the Liberty Stadium.

But, perhaps there are even bigger fools on Merseyside, particularly in the 'transfer committee room', if there is such a thing, which we believe there is. That is because Swansea's enquiry was flat out rejected by Liverpool.


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According to Sky Sports, along with the rejection letter was an unequivocal message stating that Allen will not be leaving in the current window.

There is the proof some Liverpool fans needed; Allen, despite the constant criticism, is actually a player that Jurgen Klopp values.

His two goals against Arsenal and Exeter highlighted that he can do more than just pass the ball sideways. And, by the way, that's two more goals that Christian Benteke has in 2016.

Comeback under Klopp

Allen originally moved to Anfield along with Brendan Rodgers in 2012 for a reported fee of £15million. He had been a key cog for Rodgers at Swansea but quickly fell down the pecking order.

A series of injuries has limited him to 53 Premier League appearances in three-and-a-half seasons, but he has started to play far more regularly since Klopp took charge.

Although he has started just one game in the league this season, he has been almost ever-present in the Europa League, League Cup and FA Cup, starting nine games across the three competitions.

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