Welsh midfielder Joe Allen has been linked with a move away from Anfield all summer but after his displays in the European Championships for Wales there is no way he should be let go.
Swansea and Southampton are just two of the teams who have been linked with the player and Liverpool would be stupid to let him depart to those clubs.
The midfielder has been a star for Wales in all their games so far and deserves the chance to show that he can do the exact same for Jurgen Klopp.
Wales have made it to the semi-finals of the Euro’s in amazing fashion and while they have been labelled a one man team with Gareth Bale the key component, others like Aaron Ramsey and Joe Allen have been superb.
In every game so far and particularly against the Belgians, Allen was outstanding. The 26-year-old is full of energy and is so composed on the ball that other players are happy to give it to him no matter what position he is in.
That is exactly what Liverpool are in need of in the midfield department so instead of going out and spending big why doesn’t Jurgen Klopp give the Welshman a chance to be a key figure in his side.
The energy he brings is certainly a big advantage and something that Jurgen Klopp looks for in a player with his high pressing game.
Against the Belgians Allen was all go, all the time, and up until the final whistle no matter how tired he was he was still chasing down the opposition and even trying to start counter attacks while the rest of his teammates were sitting back in the box.
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) July 1, 2016
Looking at Liverpool’s current crop of midfield players, Allen is definitely a better all round option than Jordan Henderson who isn’t as mobile as the Welsh man and doesn’t have the same composure on the ball.
Emre Can is able to match him in the workrate stakes but one would feel Allen is better able to get on the ball and dictate play.
Even towards the end of the season at Liverpool, Allen appeared to be making inroads into the starting eleven and performed brilliantly in some games, particularly against Borussia Dortmund in the Europa League quarter-final.
Allen has plenty more to offer in a Liverpool shirt and leaving him go could be a big mistake by Jurgen Klopp.
Wales’ semi-final against Portugal will likely be another example of why he should stay and without Aaron Ramsey through suspension even more will be expected of Allen, let’s see if he can deliver.