Liverpool fans react to Joe Allen's transfer to Stoke City

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Liverpool midfielder and slight Anfield cult icon Joe Allen has completed a transfer to Stoke City. The Welsh midfielder has had an indifferent time on Merseyside and will be seeking to rebuild his Premier League reputation with the Potters.

Allen was one of the surprise stars of Euro 2016 as Wales reached the semi-finals, prompting many to think that the long-haired 26-year-old would be given another chance under Jurgen Klopp during the 2016/17 season.

Sadly, this scenario has not come to fruition and while he may have become a fan favourite during the latter stages of his Liverpool career, he has certainly not progressed like many thought he would.


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Brendan Rodgers saw him as a serious coup when he was in charge of the Reds, bringing him to the north of England from Swansea, the same route that the Northern Irish manager took, and he even labelled him the 'Welsh Xavi'.

Allen did not mirror the Spanish maestro, nor did he assert himself as a first-team regular at any time, but Stoke should offer him an environment in which he can thrive.

The Welshman's finest points during his career have come with Swansea and his national side, two teams not expected to succeed at every moment.

Mark Hughes' Stoke side may have grown in stature in recent years, but they do not possess the same expectation levels as Liverpool.

In a setup such as this, Allen could thrive once again. Alongside the likes of Gianelli Imbula, Glenn Whelan and Geoff Cameron in midfield, the diminutive pass master could really add a different dimension to a pragmatically heavy midfield at Stoke.

Many have taken to Twitter to comment on Allen's departure:

Will he restore his Premier League pride? Only time will tell.

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