Joe Allen Out for the Rest of the Season

Joe won’t be kicking any balls for awhile

The News Desk was already ruing the International Break and all the surprise injuries that come along with it, but the first one we get to announce isn’t even that much of a surprise.

Welsh midfielder Joe Allen has been struggling with a long standing shoulder problem and after withdrawing from Wales World Cup qualifiers with Scotland and Croatia earlier in the week, the club have ruled him out for the remainder of the season after announcing that he will go under the knife in the very near future. Former Wales’s striker Iwan Roberts says the loss of Allen will be a big blow to their hopes of making it to Brazil next summer, but we’re not too worried about International football around these parts — we’re more concerned with the extra pressure this is going to put on Lucas and the rest of the Liverpool squad. Then again, the diminutive midfielder hasn’t been playing that great as of late, so maybe this particular bit of injury news is about as bad as it is surprising.

5 thoughts on “Joe Allen Out for the Rest of the Season

  • March 20, 2013 at 2:37 am
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    We will miss him but we’ll manage 🙂

  • March 20, 2013 at 7:41 am
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    Like many I believe Henderson a much better player and now he has the opportunity to prove it

  • March 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm
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    in my opinion Henderson has been criminally under utilized this season…
    though he might not be the kind of holding player Allen is (when he’s playing well that is), he brings a different, some would argue more important element to the table.

  • March 20, 2013 at 4:49 pm
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    as long as Lucas stays healthy, we should be just fine ..

  • April 22, 2013 at 10:24 pm
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    Joe Allen is one of mr rodgers failures imo. he had him placed between shelvey/lucas and Gerrard, stacked in the middle. they seemed to get in each others way a good part of the time. I was disappointed in mr allen’s performance and I expected more. I will of course give him next season, but I can’t help but wonder why the early points dropped in the beginning of the season were not of the fault I mentioned above. forcing mr allen into the mix too quickly

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