Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen believes Tottenham star Gareth Bale is capable of winning the Ballon d'Or in the future.

Allen believes his Wales team-mate is capable of challenging the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo if he turns in more performances like he did against the Scots.

Liverpool midfielder Allen said: "I'm going to be biased, but he's up there with some of the best players in the world.

"The second goal is the kind of thing he is capable of with the quality and the talent he possesses.

"Everyone knows that Messi and Ronaldo are out in front at the moment.

"But if Gareth keeps performing like that week-in, week-out which nine times out of 10 he does, then who knows how far he can go."