Since taking over as manager of Liverpool 20 days ago, Jürgen Klopp has been linked with several players while some of the club’s fringe players have also been touted to part ways with the Merseysiders.
Now as per a report from the Metro, Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp has given the club the green light to sell out-of-favour midfielder Joe Allen when the transfer window reopens in January.
Citing a report from the Daily Star, the aforementioned source claims the Wales international is attracting interests from Southampton, Stoke and Leicester, and is not in Klopp’s plans at Anfield.
Allen, 25, was one of Klopp’s predecessor, Brendan Rodgers’ first signing at Liverpool following the Northern Irishman’s move from Swansea. However, the Welshman flopped at Anfield and Rodgers’ failed signing stints continued.
Allen cost Liverpool £15m back in 2012, but will now likely be allowed an exit on the cheap this January. The Wales international has earned just 8 minutes of Premier League action under Klopp and is considered to be surplus to requirements.
Meanwhile, Klopp will be looking to clinch his first win as boss of Liverpool after mustering three successive draws in his first three games. The Reds face Bournemouth in the Capital One Cup on Wednesday and the former Borussia Dortmund boss will be hoping to steer his side to victory against the Cherries tomorrow.