Joe Allen in action for Liverpool
Allen, 26, had been with Liverpool for almost four years, after Brendan Rodgers brought the midfielder with him from Swansea City back in 2012.
A cult hero for many at Anfield, Allen's commitment and passing ability in the middle of the park, but he appeared to be behind the likes of Jordan Henderson and Emre Can in the pecking order, and having starred for Wales at Euro 2016, it's little surprise to see him move on for first-team football.
After Allen's move to Stoke, former Welsh international John Hartson took to Twitter to offer his opinion on the move, and believes it's a shame that Allen's career never really took off at Liverpool having been so highly rated at Swansea City.
Hartson also believes that, after Allen was 'outstanding' at Euro 2016, Stoke have secured a superb deal, signing a 'very good player'.
Another pundit, former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore also took to Twitter, claiming it was a pity that Liverpool sold Allen, but could be a star player for Stoke if given the opportunity to play as he did for Wales at the European Championships.
Here are the reactions from Hartson and Collymore after Allen's move to Stoke...
Shame Joe Allen never really got going at Liverpool.. Thought he was outstanding at the Euros.. Stoke got themselves a very good player.— John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) July 25, 2016
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