Joe Allen has joined Stoke City in a £13 million move from Liverpool.
The Welsh international – who made just eight league starts last season – moves on after a summer of rumour and counter-rumour.
It is understood that his former club, Swansea City, were also keen on a move, but that Allen ultimately decided to move onto new pastures under Mark Hughes in the Potteries.
Needless to say, Twitter has gone into overdrive. Allen has been a hot topic of debate among Reds fans since Christmas and the arguments show no signs of abating, even now his left the club.
Here are some of the most interesting comments:
I miss Joe Allen already ?
— Lee J (@DuntonBroughton) July 25, 2016
#lfc fans’ opinion of Joe Allen:
Yesterday ‘World class la’
Today ‘He’s shite mate’
— Phil (@lipmarty75) July 25, 2016
— Kevin Roche (@K_Ro_89) July 25, 2016
Here’s hoping a few more lfc players who won’t be getting any football , follow Joe Allen example + sign for a club to play football .
— brian (@brianaughey) July 25, 2016
What are swans doing not buying Joe Allen ??
— Michael groves (@mgroves142) July 25, 2016
Gutted to see Joe Allen leave but he deserves first team football. Hopefully he’ll smash it at Stoke? #welshpirlo
— Joshua Griffiths (@JoshhhG_97) July 25, 2016
Joe Allen, 13.5M?
— Sam (@FP_346) July 25, 2016
honestly gutted joe allen’s been sold, ultimate cult hero
— Levi Davies (@levidavies) July 25, 2016
Actually quite upset Joe Allen has left. Thought he became a bit of a cult hero and is still a talented player.
— Daniel Stubbs (@Daniel_Stubbs) July 25, 2016
So gutted that Joe Allen is leaving Liverpool ??
— Sophie Edwards (@SophieMayEdward) July 25, 2016
Selling Joe Allen and signing Wijnaldum sums up everything that’s wrong with Liverpool at the moment.
— alt k (@Kevyeah) July 25, 2016
Finally Jurgen Klopp has let Joe Allen join Stoke City.#TransferTalks
— Solomon KandyTamatey (@kandysolomons) July 25, 2016
Joe Allen WTF WHY
— Dana Mouritzen (@djmouritzen) July 25, 2016
Joe Allen clearly wants to show that yes, yes he can do it on a cold wet day in Stoke
— Owen Thomas (@Owen616) July 25, 2016