Joe Allen is looking increasingly likely to leave the club in the next couple of days.
Stoke have reportedly had a £13 million bid accepted for the Welshman and hope to get a deal done inside 48 hours.
Allen enjoyed a resurgence in popularity amongst the fanbase last season, but struggled to get regular game time under Klopp.
In short – he doesn’t fit the Klopp model. He might be a neat and tidy player, but Klopp is obviously wary of his smaller stature in the centre of the park.
Predictably, fans are divided on Twitter. Some are complaining about the fee, some are questioning the wisdom of letting him leave, and some are delighted that he’s heading for the exit.
Here’s a flavour of what’s being said:
Explains why Joe Allen is to be shipped. Gifted and intelligent footballer by doesn't seem to suit Klopp's new blueprint. #LFC
— And Could He Play… (@NumeroTenRole) July 21, 2016
Can't believe we're letting Joe Allen leave and we've got henderson as our captain….he shouldn't even be near that starting line up 💩💩
— Tom Wyn ⚽ (@Tom_Wyn95) July 21, 2016
— James Wilson (@JamesWilsonLFC) July 21, 2016
Carn.t believe signing another attacking midfielder. While selling joe allen.our defence is bad enough and still stuck with moreno
— Dave h (@dhammey2862) July 21, 2016
— Justin Benzino (@TwoForTheJustin) July 21, 2016
Please fail your medical, Joe Allen. We want you to stay at Liverpool. 😭
— Michael Graham (@Mikeinshadows) July 21, 2016
Wijnaldum £25 million and Joe Allen only £13 million ! ? . Really?
Give me Allen over Milner and Henderson any day.
— Morgan (@66Mogs) July 21, 2016
Joe Allen is funding Liverpool's move for Gino big signing for Klopp
— MrMass (@DidiM_93) July 21, 2016
Jordan Ibe to Bournemouth- £15m
Joe Allen to Stoke City- £13m
Dimitri Payet to West Ham- £10m
— David Wynn (@davidewynn) July 21, 2016
Getting rid of Joe Allen for 13m after the euros he had and paying 25m for wijnaldum is criminal 😂
— jak alder (@jakalderx) July 21, 2016
£13m good money for Joe Allen, never played as well for Liverpool as he does for Wales #LFC
— Dafydd Ifan (@DAFSKI1892) July 21, 2016