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Liverpool reject transfer approach for international midfielder who may still be in Klopp’s plans

According to reports, Liverpool have rejected a bid from Swansea City for midfielder Joe Allen.

The Welsh international was signed by the Reds for £15 million back in 2012 [fee via the Daily Star], but despite being rated highly by previous coach Brendan Rodgers, he hasn’t always looked the part at Anfield.

Indeed, Allen has been something of a bit-part player under Jurgen Klopp since the German coach replaced Rodgers, featuring for the full 90 minutes on just three occasions since the former Borussia Dortmund manager took over.

According to The Sun [via the Daily Star as above], Allen’s former club Swansea have seen a window of opportunity, and—with the tabloid reporting that they value the player at £8 million—have reportedly made a bid to sign the deep-lying playmaker.

However, Klopp is understood to have rejected the move, with the source noting that the coach is keen to keep hold of the midfielder…at least until the summer, when his position will be re-evaluated.

Carmarthen-born Allen learned his trade at Swansea, making 127 league appearances for the Swans—and breaking into the Welsh team during his time at the club—before moving to Anfield in 2012.

In his last two matches he has contributed an assist against Stoke City and scored a late equaliser against Arsenal on Merseyside.

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