Joe Allen will talk to Liverpool about future after Euro 2016

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Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has revealed that he is only concentrating on playing in Euro 2016, and will hold talks with the club after the summer tournament.

The 26-year-old, who is named in Wales' 29-man provisional squad ahead of the Euros, is being linked to a return to his former club Swansea City ahead of the next season.

Allen joined the Reds from the Swans in 2012, and has so far made 97 league appearances, scoring two goals, including a last minute equaliser against Arsenal earlier this season.


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Before coming to Anfield, the Welsh midfielder spent six seasons at the Liberty Stadium, where he made 127 league appearances and scored seven goals. 

He has been more involved in the scheme of things after the arrival of new boss Jurgen Klopp, who replaced Brandon Rodgers after he was sacked following Liverpool’s poor start of the 2015/16 season.

Although he's made several appearances under Klopp, things may change ahead of next season with the German managed expected to make signings in the transfer window.

As well as new additions, Allen must compete with the likes of Lucas Leiva, Adam Lallana, James Milner and Jordan Henderson for a midfield role.

The Carmarthen born midfielder, who has one year left on his contract with the Reds, said that he is only focusing on playing for his country, and that he held talks with Klopp when he arrived in January.

"There was a conversation with the club in terms of what the future did hold for me,” said Allen, while talking to the British media at the Wales training ground in Portugal. “They [Liverpool] made it clear at that stage that I wouldn't be moving anywhere. That's where I am at the moment.”

“As soon as the season finished with Liverpool I said to myself, 'I don't want to have any distractions and I am fully focused and engaged on purely all things Wales'. I'm sure there will be a week or two after the Euros before any discussions are had.”

Allen, who has already represented his country 25 times, is likely to be named in Wales' final 23-man squad, who will travel to France to take part in their first major tournament since the 1958 World Cup.

The Welsh qualified to the main event after finishing second in the Euro qualifier Group B, behind Belgium.

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