Swansea City are believed to have made an approach to Liverpool to sign former midfielder Joe Allen, according to Wales Online.
The struggling Swans are said to be keen on doing a deal to bring him back this month, but the report states that Liverpool are reluctant to let him go right now and will likely hold on to him until the summer.
Allen has not always managed to hold down a first team place during his time at Anfield, and has often appeared as a target for hate and derision amongst his own fans, but has silenced his critics somewhat recently with a series of strong performances.
Having netted late goals in the draw with Arsenal and the FA Cup replay win over Exeter, and has started to show signs of his worth to Jurgen Klopp’s new set up.
The 25-year-old began his career with Swansea, and earned himself a move to Anfield in 2012 following a strong season with the South Wales club, and they are now hoping that he will be tempted into a return with the lure of regular first team football.
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