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Joe Allen | Midfielder | #24

Team: Liverpool
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/14/1990
Ht / Wt:  5'6" / 137

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Liverpool has rejected an £8 million summer bid for midfielder Joe Allen from Swansea City as the club holds out for more money.
The Reds bought Allen from Swansea City in 2012 for £15 million as the midfielder arrived as a Brendan Rodgers favorite. Rodgers is reportedly looking to bring Allen to Celtic this summer as well with only one year left on his current contract and Liverpool likely to sell. But Liverpool want closer to £12 million for 26-year-old, who has enjoyed a stellar summer as the anchor in Wales' midfield at the European championships after helping the Dragons win the group over England. Jun 25 - 10:13 AM

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Brendan Rodgers is keen on taking Joe Allen north of the border to champions Celtic after working with the Welsh midfielder at Swansea and Liverpool.

Allen is entering the final year of his contract at Anfield but the availability of the 26-year-old has alerted the likes of Swansea, Southampton and Leicester City while Europa League winners Sevilla are also said to be interested. Allen would be a marquee signing for Celtic with Rodgers targeting "quality over quantity" as he aims to take his side to the Champions League proper by easing through the qualifying phase of the competition in July. "It's not about numbers. I need quality over quantity. When you have a level of two or three players that can really lift the group, you find they raise the bar." Allen has started all three of Wales’ Group B games at Euro 2016 helping Chris Coleman's side seal top spot with two wins from their three matches.
Source: Daily Mail
Jun 22 - 3:22 PM

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins would like to bring Liverpool's Joe Allen back to play for the Jacks according to the Daily Mirror.

Liverpool purchased Allen from the Swans back in 2012 for £15m and, with only a year remaining on his contract with the Reds, Jenkins feels he can lure the midfielder back to his home country of Wales for a cut-rate price. It would be a move that Allen should be open to, as he would get much more playing time than he currently does at Anfield. Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and James Milner are firmly ahead of Allen in the midfield pecking order and, even when Henderson missed time through injury, Lucas was seeing more action than the Welshman. With Jonjo Shelvey's departure over the winter and Leon Britton entering the twilight of his career, Allen looks to be a good fit for the Swans.
Source: Daily Mirror
Jun 11 - 5:19 AM

Chris Coleman has said it would be "reckless" to start Joe Allen, Joe Ledley and Hal Robson-Kanu in Wales Euro opener against Slovakia following their recent injury problems.

All three missed the 3-0 friendly defeat to Sweden last weekend but have been involved in full training during the build up to Saturdays’ match. Allen is managing a niggling knee problem but Coleman believes the Liverpool midfielder is "further down the line in terms of being ready to start a game" while he added. "Joe is integral to how we want to play because he plays in that pivot role for us." Meanwhile, Ledley suffered a fractured fibula in May and has made a remarkable recovery: "He has done so well to get back to where he is. [But] I think it is fair to say you can't really see Joe playing 90 minutes. Can he play a part? Yes." Similarly, Robson-Kanu who hasn’t played for over a month due to an Achilles injury.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 8 - 7:49 AM

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen made the final cut for the Wales national team for the European championships but won't be rushed back from his injury.

With 10 days before the start of the tournament, Wales manager Chris Coleman said he won't be inclined to push the midfielder too hard too soon following a minor knee problem at the end of the season: "Joe Allen had a little knock in training and at the minute we're not in the position where we need to rush or gamble, so we're taking our time with Joe. We expect him to be okay, he'll be working with the medical team but he'll be back on the grass pretty soon." Joe Ledley was also named in the final squad, recovering in remarkable fashion from a fractured fibula.
Source: Sky Sports
Jun 1 - 1:06 AM

Wales are taking no risks with Joe Allen and will handle the 26-year-old in kid gloves throughout the build up to Euro 2016 as the Liverpool midfielder recovers from a minor injury.

Allen picked up a slight knee problem towards the end of the domestic campaign and Chris Coleman is not prepared to jeopardise the availability of his key playmaker ahead of the tournament opener against Slovakia on June 11. Allen has trained away from the main group in Portugal, but the former Swansea star is expected to re-join full sessions very soon. Wales have already lost Tom Bradshaw and Adam Henley to injury this week while Preston North End goalkeeper Chris Maxwell has been called up as a precaution with Danny Ward struggling to shake off a knee issue.
Source: Wales Online
May 27 - 11:23 AM

Jurgen Klopp rang in the changes once again and his side did not let him down as Liverpool played to a comfortable 2-0 win over Watford.

Unlike last week, where the Reds were beaten handily by Swansea City, Klopp was able to rest many key players this time around and still get the desired result. They went ahead in the 35th minute when Philippe Coutinho delivered a ball to Christian Benteke in the area. The Belgian headed it into the path of a surging Joe Allen and Allen supplied the finish, scoring his second league goal of the season. Roberto Firmino would replace Coutinho in the second half and score from off the bench, scoring off a Watford turnover with a shot that Heurelho Gomes should have stopped. The Reds climb to within a point of West Ham United and, with a game in hand over Southampton, still have a shot at finishing top six. Klopp will likely name a very strong side in the coming midweek clash with Chelsea.
Source: NBC Sports
May 8 - 1:04 PM

Joe Allen will be "out for a while" according to Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, as the midfielder has to recover from a hamstring injury picked up last weekend.

Allen, along with Dejan Lovren, were removed early during the eventual draw with Sunderland in Week 25. The prognosis for both looked as though the injuries were minor and both would be available in a week's time. However, Lovren has been ruled out for at least the weekend clash with Aston Villa while it sounds as though Allen will be sidelined for longer. The Reds will likely line up with Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and James Milner playing between the back four and the attacking three.
Feb 12 - 6:46 AM

Joe Allen was removed early in Liverpool's draw with Sunderland on Saturday due to fatigue according to Jurgen Klopp in his press conference ahead of the Reds FA Cup replay with West Ham United.

Jordan Ibe came on at the end of the first half to replace Allen and the Reds would eventually cough up a two goal lead in the final quarter hour of play. The status of Allen seems relatively clear - he will almost certainly be rested for the FA Cup tie, with Lucas as a likely replacement, but should be fine for Week 26 against Aston Villa. Allen isn't much of a fantasy prospect, but for the few managers out there that have him on their roster, check back in later in the week for confirmation of his availability.
Source: Express
Feb 8 - 10:52 AM

Joe Allen latched on to a Christian Benteke header and slotted a shot past Petr Cech from the top of the box that secured the Reds a point against league leaders Arsenal.

In the first half it was the Roberto Firmino show as the Brazilian scored two goals in the first 20 minutes as well as a hard shot that went just over Petr Cech's crossbar. Arsenal replied quickly to both Firmino goals and went ahead in the second half on Olivier Giroud's second of the day. That left it to Joe Allen who equalized in the dying minutes of the match as the culmination of a barrage of Liverpool attacks.
Jan 13 - 5:18 PM

Joe Allen looks set to miss the trip to the Britannia this weekend after the Wales international limped out of last Sundays’ friendly win over Swindon Town with barely 12 minutes on the clock.

Allen was hoping to stake a claim for a place in the match-day squad against Stoke but the midfielder is now expected to be sidelined after tweaking his hamstring – a scan will confirm the extent of the problem. Any decision regarding the involvement of Christian Benteke this weekend is likely to be left until the last moment but his debut goal - a stunning strike - and overall performance pleased Rodgers who hinted he could get the nod despite not being 100% match fit. However the same cannot be said of summer signing Firmino who is still lacking sharpness according to BR - following his late return from the Copa America - which means the Brazilian can only hope for a place on the bench at very best.
Tue, Aug 4, 2015 05:28:00 AM

Steven Gerrard's inexplicable red card and resulting ban should give Joe Allen a few more starts, with Lucas a potential option as well now that he is fit.

When Brendan Rodgers has no injuries or suspensions to deal with, he would have a weekly selection dilemma with four seasoned PL players battling it out for two positions in central midfield. However, things have worked out where he rarely has all four available. One spot is certainly locked up now and perhaps for seasons to come by Jordan Henderson. With Gerrard suspended for the next three and leaving Anfield at season's end, the other spot is down to Allen and Lucas with the former having the slight edge at the moment. Neither are appealing in fantasy however.
Wed, Mar 25, 2015 07:45:00 PM

Liverpool have been handed a triple injury boost ahead of the Swansea City game as Joe Allen [hip], Steven Gerrard [hamstring] and Martin Skrtel [neck] are all expected to return in GW29.

Allen was a late withdrawal last weekend following a training ground injury but the club have confirmed his hip injury is only minor and the Welsh international will be available to face his former employers. Gerrard however has spent over a month out and is not expected to walk back into the team given the form of Vice-captain Jordan Henderson who has grown in statue this term. Martin Skrtel was also given the all-clear after an awkward landing against Blackburn in the cup left the defender slightly concussed. Mamadou Sakho played 45 minutes for the under-21 side on Monday while Jose Enrique and Lucas Leiva are stepping up their rehabilitation from respective knee and groin injuries.
Source: Daily Star
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 07:42:00 PM

Joe Allen faces a late-fitness test before Liverpool's week 19 match.

Allen is dealing with a knee issue and will be a late fitness test on Monday. He isn't very likely to be passed fit and should be avoided until ruled healthy. He has only averaged about four points per match this year and shouldn't be considered in the Yahoo! Fantasy game.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 05:13:00 PM

A knee injury sustained over the international break did not heal in time for Joe Allen to make the squad in Week 4, and Brendan Rodgers since has announced that the midfielder will remain out for a few weeks more.

With Allen out for a stretch, Rodgers will likely ask for Jordan Henderson to focus more on his defensive responsibilities, assisting Steven Gerrard in central midfield, and should allow for Phillipe Coutinho to get an extended run in the starting XI until Allen returns. This makes Henderson as less attractive option in fantasy and Coutinho a potentially sneaky, rewarding investment.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 07:29:00 PM