Liverpool boss Rodgers: I knew rivals were moving for Allen

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he was desperate not to lose Joe Allen to a rival club. Rodgers has revealed why he raided his old club Swansea City for Allen so soon after leaving.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits he was desperate not to lose Joe Allen to a rival club.

Rodgers has revealed why he raided his old club Swansea City for Allen so soon after leaving.

He said: “I was aware of the market for Joe. I’ve always said that the boy is a top player and he’s proven that in the time he’s been here.

“Joe’s been a massive revelation and arguably our best player.”

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