Liverpool’s midfielder Joe Allen has revealed that his future at the Merseyside club will be decided on the club’s pre-season plans and his part in them.
The 26-year-old Welshman revived under the German Manager Jurgen Klopp and became the fan favourite in no time. Allen has one year left in his Liverpool’s contract and it is reported that his former club Swansea City are ready welcome the Welshman.
Allen made 30 appearances for Liverpool in all competition where he bagged 2 goals and 1 assist to his name.
He was bought at Anfield by Liverpool’s former boss Brendan Rodgers in £15million in August 2012.
“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,” Allen said at Wales’ pre-Euros training camp in Portugal.
“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.
“As soon as the season finished with Liverpool I said to myself, ‘I don’t want to have any distractions and I am fully focussed and engaged on purely all things Wales’.
“That’s where I am at the moment.
“We have had an intense season and I’m sure there will be a week or two after the Euros before any discussions are had.”
When asked about his future at Anfield is on the prospect of more first-team action, he replied:
“I think it hinges on the pre-season plans and what exactly the club are hoping to do, everything comes into that.
“The acquisitions and who they are going to get in, and until all that happens then it is difficult to answer that question.
“As a footballer you want to play every minute of every game.
“When you don’t it can be disappointing, that’s natural for anyone, that’s not specific to me.
“It’s how you react. You have to make sure you don’t let it affect you to a point that when you do get your chances you’re not up to it.
“That’s been a challenge for me this year, but I’ve enjoyed that challenge.”