Liverpool fans react on Twitter to decision to send Allan to Finland

Liverpool fans on social media have indicated their displeasure at the club's decision over new signing Allan de Souza.

Liverpool have confirmed a deal to sign Brazilian midfielder Allan, but their decision to send him out on loan in Finland has brought a less than enthusiastic reaction.

The club confirmed the transfer of the midfielder via their official website, full name Allan Rodrigues de Silva.

The 18-year-old has been sent on loan to Finnish side Seinajoen Jalkapallokerho, also known as SJK, in a deal which will last until January.

It is not his first visit to the country, as Allan travelled with the first team squad on trial to Helsinki for training sessions ahead of a pre-season friendly in early August.

Fans have however taken to Twitter to criticise the choice of loan destination for the Brazilian, with a decision which geographically takes him even further away from his homeland.

The positive news is that the deal is just until January, and if it does not pan out then they are not committed to it for the entire campaign.

What the move will do is hopefully get him regular playing time, something which is not always a guarantee when sending a player on loan to Championship clubs.

Liverpool may have taken the decision that Allan is not yet ready for the physicality of the Football League and needs to get experience under his belt before playing in England.

Fans have seen promising talents like Dani Pacheco and Suso discarded or lose momentum in recent years, through a mixture of poor decisions and failing to grasp their opportunities, and it's not surprising fans are sceptical over the club's ability to make the right choice, but every case is a new one, and Allan has plenty of time to carve out a successful career at the club, whether he does well in Finland or not.

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