Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has revealed to The Liverpool Echo the discussion he had with the club’s chiefs during the January transfer window.
Allen has been on the books of Liverpool since 2012 and has a contract with the Merseyside outfit until June 2017.
“There was a conversation with the club in terms of what the future did hold for me, if I would feature more or if I would feature in the plans moving forward,” the Wales international told The Liverpool Echo regarding a discussion with the club’s chief executive Ian Ayre and manager Jurgen Klopp.
“They made it clear at that stage I wouldn’t be moving anywhere. I knew where I stood, and it was good to have that conversation and know that I had the second half of the season to look forward to with Liverpool.”
Allen did play well for Liverpool during the second half of the season, and it will be interesting to see if the Reds offer him a new contract.
The Welshman had a pass accuracy of 84% and a shot accuracy of 44%, and won three headers, seven dribbles and 19 tackles.
In 11 Europa League matches during the 2015-16 campaign, Allen created seven chances, had a pass accuracy of 85% and a shot accuracy of 50%, and won seven headers, six dribbles and 14 tackles.
Interestingly, Allen has been linked with a move away from Liverpool in the summer transfer window. According to a recent report in The Mirror, Welsh outfit Swansea are interested in bringing the Welshman back to the Liberty Stadium.