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Report: Joe Allen could leave Liverpool this month

Midfielder Joe Allen could leave Liverpool this month, according to the Telegraph’s Chris Bascombe.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 2, 2016: Liverpool's substitute Joe Allen warms-up during the Premier League match against West Ham United at Upton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Welshman has started just eight games this season and just one of them has been in the Premier League – the miserable 2-0 defeat at Newcastle United.

Bascombe writes that Allen “has not had much of a look-in since Klopp’s arrival and could attract interest in January.”

It would seem unlikely that Liverpool would allow Allen to leave without having a replacement lined up, with a paper thin squad already decimated by injuries.

If a new signing or two can arrive, it would certainly seem logical to move Allen on and recoup some money.

In total, the midfielder who was signed for £15 million from Swansea City in 2012, has made 108 appearances for Liverpool – scoring just four goals in all competitions.

Bascombe also writes that Liverpool are “desperate to offload Jose Enrique who has six months left on his current deal.” The Spaniard last appeared for Liverpool a year ago, against Bolton in the FA Cup – a match he was subbed at half-time in, as he was in his previous start before that, against FC Basel in the Champions League.

Bascombe claims Liverpool have a potential £20 million budget this month.

The Reds are set to announce the signing of a midfielder on Monday – Serbian Marko Grujic, but he’ll be loaned back to Red Star Belgrade for the rest of the season.

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