Liverpool’s European Cup-winning former captain Phil Thompson has told the press that he hopes Joe Allen will be kept at Anfield next season.
Allen was one the stars of Euro 2016 as Wales defying all expectations to reach the semis, and he has heavily been linked with a move away from the club this summer.
Fans seem torn on the impending move, but Thommo is perfectly clear in his own thoughts:
“I’d like to see Joe Allen stay and I’ve been saying that for a long time,” he said (via Star).
“Has was one of our most consistent performers after Christmas and deserves a new deal and more playing time.”
He also spoke about the possible return of a former great, saying he’d love to see Xabi Alonso back in red:
“Try and bring Xabi Alonso back to do a Gary Mcallister and spend his final few years at Liverpool,” he enthused.
“I think it would help Emre Can and Jordan Henderson understand the role and I still think he’s one of the best passes around. I know he loved every minute of his time with Liverpool.”