Allen unwilling to discuss Liverpool future until after Euro 2016
The midfielder has been strongly linked with a move away from Anfield in the summer but says he won’t hold talks with the club until after representing Wales at the Euros
Joe Allen says he is delaying holding talks with Liverpool regarding his future at the club until after Euro 2016.
The midfielder, who only has one year left on his current deal, made just 19 Premier League appearances for the Reds this season as speculation mounts he is set to leave in the summer.
However, Allen insists a decision won’t be made on where he will be plying his trade next season until after he turns out for Wales at the Euros in France.
“As soon as the season finished with Liverpool I said to myself, ‘I don’t want to have any distractions and I am fully focused and engaged on purely all things Wales’,” he said.
“That’s where I am at the moment.
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“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.”
Jurgen Klopp is expected to make a number of signings in the close season as he prepares for his first full term in charge of Liverpool.
The Merseysiders have already brought in goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz and Allen admits additions could have an impact on whether he stays at the club.
“I think it hinges on the pre-season plans and what exactly the club are hoping to do, everything comes into that,” he said.
“The acquisitions and who they are going to get in, and until all that happens then it is difficult to answer that question.”