Joe Allen has struggled for game time
Joe Allen has struggled for game time this season Getty Images

Liverpool have reportedly not yet discussed a new contract with Welsh midfielder Joe Allen. The 26-year-old, who moved to Anfield in 2012, has become a peripheral figure under Jurgen Klopp's reign and has only 14 months remaining on his current deal.

Liverpool rejected an enquiry from Swansea City about re-signing Allen on loan in January, even though he has only made four Premier League starts this season. However, his long-term future remains up in the air as, according to the BBC, Liverpool have not yet entered into negotiations with the player.

Allen admitted earlier this year that he is playing for his future at Liverpool, saying he must up his game in order to secure a new contract with the Reds. Talks over a new deal were shelved in March last year and Allen confessed he does not know if his long-term future is with Liverpool.

"That is something which has gone very quiet, so I am not too sure really," Allen previously said of talks over his Liverpool contract. "I have made only one league start this season and I want to play more, I think that is obvious for any player in that situation. From my point of view it is about knuckling down, doing my job and giving my best, which I always do."

Swansea tried to resign Allen during the January transfer window, but Liverpool opted to keep hold of the midfielder due to their injury problems and busy playing schedule. At the time, Allen was seen by the Swans as a suitable replacement for Jonjo Shelvey, who left the Welsh club to join relegation battlers Newcastle United.