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Liverpool midfielder Allen has successful shoulder surgery

Liverpool have announced midfielder Joe Allen should be available for pre-season training in the summer after undergoing surgery to solve his shoulder problem. Glen Driscoll, Liverpool's head of performance, told the club's official website on Thursday: "Joe Allen had surgery this morning, which went very well.

"It's going to be a relief for Joe that this has now happened for him. It has been quite a long-standing issue. He was repetitively subluxing, so his shoulder was coming out very easily and very often.

"It was a procedure that was very important. He should be fighting fit for the start of pre-season."

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