Joe Allen’s performance for Wales against Finland would have gotten Brendan Rodgers think how best he can reintroduce the Welsh midfielder into the Liverpool side. Allen managed to pick up the Man of the Match award for Wales in this game as he sat deep and pulled the strings in Wales’ midfield.
Having been plagued by injuries from the end of the last season and the start of this campaign, Joe Allen has been desperate to get back into the Liverpool side and show us all why he was dubbed the Welsh Xavi from his days at Swansea.
There is no doubt that Allen still has a lot to learn in the game as he is only 23-years old and he can become a mainstay in the Liverpool squad for many years to come.
With Gerrard starting to age, we need a midfielder who can come in and spray passes from the middle and this is something Allen is capable of doing. He will face an uphill task to get into the current Liverpool side now as Gerrard, Lucas and Henderson all seem to be ahead of him in the pecking order. But if he is able to bring the form he displayed for Wales back to Liverpool then Rodgers is going to have a major selection headache.