He is totally hooked on the place and has to pinch himself that he is lining up with such illustrious team-mates. To call it an eye-opener is an understatement.
Allen told the Daily Star Sunday: “I’m loving every second here. It’s very inspiring. When I look alongside me and Steven Gerrard is standing there, that’s something you never would have dreamed of.
“As a kid and a budding footballer you look up and admire footballers like that. Having been in the Olympics and played alongside Ryan Giggs as well, it’s been an incredible couple of months.
“But in all fairness, I think the most important factor has been the settling-in process. Every single player, every staff member at the club has made a massive effort in welcoming me with open arms.
“I have been able to concentrate purely on my football. I’m trying to become a sort of all-round player."