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Joe Allen

24-Year-Old Midfielder     Liverpool  Premier


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Birthdate:  March 14, 1990    Nationality:  Wales    Height:  5' 6"    Weight:  137 lbs    

August 25, 2014    Joe Allen News

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Allen got the start Monday in Liverpool's 1-3 loss to Manchester City.

Allen was replaced by new signing Emre Can in the 75th minute after the game was out of reach. With rumors of veteran Lucas Leiva on his way out, Allen looks to be manager Brendan Rodgers' first choice to play along side captain Steven Gerrard in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

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August 17, 2014

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Allen was brought on for Lucas Leiva in the 63rd minute of Liverpool's 2-1 defeat of Southampton on Sunday.

Allen was brought on for Lucas to give Liverpool another attacking option and a bit more creativity at a point in the match when they were having trouble breaking down the Saints' defense. Allen's playing time will likely come as a substitute and may be limited even more once new signings, Adam Lallana and Lazar Markovic return to fitness.

February 2, 2014

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Allen was brought on for Philippe Coutinho in the 74th minute of Liverpool's 1-1 draw with West Brom on Sunday.

Allen was expected to be included in the side that faced The Baggies. It is unclear if Allen will fit in the starting XI going forward, with manager Brendan Rodgers currently preferring a 4-3-3 formation that excludes the Welsh midfielder.

January 31, 2014

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Allen (hamstring) will be back for Liverpool's upcoming match with West Brom on Sunday, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Allen was hopeful to make it back for the Merseyside derby, but couldn't quite get healthy enough. With manager Brendan Rodgers comfortable with fluid defensive formations, it is unclear if Allen will slot back into the starting XI or be included on the bench.

January 28, 2014

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Allen (knock) was not included in the side for Tuesday's match against Everton, and again will be a late fitness test for Liverpool's match against West Brom on Sunday.

Allen was not missed in the Merseyside derby with The Reds cruising to a 4-0 victory. With the way Liverpool played Tuesday, it is hard to imagine where Allen would slot into the starting lineup if he were to be deemed fit enough for the match.

January 27, 2014

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Allen, who didn't travel with the team to their FA Cup clash with Bournemouth on Saturday, will be monitored leading up to the Merseyside derby kick off to determine his fitness, according to manager Brendan Rodgers.

Allen's return would be welcomed by both fantasy owners and Liverpool, as the Reds' midfield operates much more efficiently with Allen patrolling the center of the pitch.

January 25, 2014

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Allen did not travel with the team for Saturday's FA Cup match at Bournemouth after picking up a knock, the Liverpool Echo reports. It is unclear if Allen will be able to play in Tuesday's Merseyside derby.

Allen had just returned from a spell on the sideline due to a hip injury, so fantasy owners are hoping for a quick recovery in time for him to be fit for Tuesday's tilt with Everton.

January 18, 2014

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Allen came on in the 66th minute of Liverpool's 2-2 draw with Aston Villa on Saturday.

Allen provided the Liverpool midfield a much needed boost after a disorganized first half. It is unclear who will get the start next time out between Allen and Lucas Leiva, but the Reds certainly need one of the two midfielders on the pitch to help free up Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard.