Former Liverpool star Didi Hamann has taken a swipe at ex-Newcastle United teammate Alan Shearer.
Hamann takes issue with Shearer over his criticism of Joe Allen.
â€śShearer wouldnâ€™t know about passing a ball because all he did was finish,â€ť said Hamann to the Liverpool Echo.
â€śHe did a good job of putting it in the net but he never needed to pass a ball backwards or sideways.
â€śItâ€™s rubbish to say Joe Allen only makes easy passes. You need players who keep the team ticking over and ensure that you keep possession,
â€śWhat he has done for the football club so far has been great. Iâ€™m not sure any other player would have had the impact heâ€™s had.
â€śThe fans are talking about Allen and rightly so because heâ€™s been outstanding. Shearerâ€™s remarks wonâ€™t make me change my mind.â€ť