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Liverpool close to accepting Stoke City’s bid for in-form midfielder

The Anfield faithful had a bad time during the friendly against Huddersfield Town on Wednesday as though the team managed to win, they lost a midfielder Lucas Leiva to a hamstring injury.

And it only got worse for the fans after reported came out of nowhere suggesting that the club has accepted a bid for the in-form midfielder on the same day.

Joe Allen, one of the most influential players for Wales in their journey to the semi-final has not been the first choice midfielder for Liverpool under Jurgen Klopp.

He cemented a place in the starting XI at Liverpool under the previous manager Brendan Rodgers but was not able to impress the fans and the new manager up until the fag end of the previous season.

He scored a couple of important goals for the side and was also impressive in his outings in the Europa League.

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However, Liverpool are without European football and do not need too much of depth in their squad going into the next season. The likes of Marko Grujic, Emre Can, Jordan Henderson and James Milner are all set to fight for two places in the starting XI and will leave Allen with hardly any game time next season.

This has seen a number of the club including the likes of Swansea City scout for his this summer.

But out of nowhere, reports suggest that Liverpool are close to accepting a bid in the region of £13m for the player from Stoke City. There is no official word on whether the deal is done but it is understood that the Merseyside outfit are waiting for other offers that might increase his selling price.

The Liverpool manager spoke about his future after the win at Huddersfield and said, “I like the guy and I really think he is a wonderful football player. I knew this before the European Championship, I saw it during the Euros and I know it now.”

“It is nothing to discuss in public, I’ve not seen him since the middle of May in Basel,” he added, refusing to talk about any potential bid from the Potters.

The Welsh international has just one year left on his contract at the club and if he does not play a big role in the next season, he may well be on his way out of the club on a free transfer next season.

So anything around £13m for the play-maker will be a decent sale for Liverpool but they will have to decide on whether they want to let go of one of the most inform players in Europe at the moment.

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