Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits the club will have to make a decision soon over Joe Allen's future at the club. Allen,
who enjoyed an impressive campaign with Wales at Euro 2016, failed to nail down a regular first-team role under Klopp last season, admitting at the end of the 2015-16 campaign he may have to leave if Klopp continues to strengthen his squad this summer.
The 26-year-old would appear to have no shortage of alternatives. Hew Jenkins, chairman of his former club Swansea City has enthusiastically spoken of resigning the player, while his former manager at the Liberty Stadium Brendan Rodgers is interested in bringing him to Celtic. Sevilla have also emerged as a possible destination, with the Spanish side's sporting director Monchi revealing in June the Wales international is on their radar.
Allen is still on holiday after his Euro 2016 campaign and did not feature in the 5-0 friendly victory over Fleetwood Town on Wednesday. Klopp was quizzed on the player's future post-match, telling reporters he will sit down to speak to him upon his return.
"Joe Allen is a good player, it has never been in doubt about this. He played a good European Championship like the whole Welsh team, that is absolutely true," Klopp said, ESPN report.
"He has one year left on his contract, that's another truth, so we have to make decisions and solutions, we have to talk to the player, we have to ask the player, we have to think about our situation, that is how it works.
"In the end we will find the solution, but it is not done until now so there is nothing new about this."
Marko Grujic's potential role in the first-team could play a factor in Allen's future. The 19-year-old was signed from Partizan Belgrade in January but has only just joined up with his new team, playing 45 minutes in the win over Fleetwood and scoring after 18 minutes.
The Serbian youngster will be hoping to have an impact on the Reds' first-team next season and will have done his chances no harm with an impressive debut. "There is a lot to develop physically and, of course, in the football parts," Klopp said. "He scored a goal in his first game in the first situation – it's a dream.
"You saw it, in a friendly game not often a player celebrates like him but obviously it was a big moment. It was nice to see. We are ready to work with the boys, they will improve – and they have to improve – but for the first game it was absolutely fine."