Joe Allen eyeing Euro 2016 place

Joe Allen eyeing Euro 2016

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Joe Allen is hoping he can continue his recent run of good form and guarantee his spot in Wales’ Euro 2016 squad for the tournament in France this summer.

The 25-year-old moved to Anfield back in 2012 from Swansea City and the midfielder was a regular fixture in the first team in his debut season, making 27 Premier League appearances.

However, the Carmarthen-born star has gradually fallen down the pecking order and just 16 top-flight starts were made last season under former manager Brendan Rodgers.

It was the same story again this term but, after the appointment of German Jurgen Klopp, the Welshman has seen his game time increase significantly.

He has featured in seven cup matches this season and the impressive performances have helped the Reds to the League Cup final after the semi-final penalty victory over Stoke City.

Premier League starts have still been hard to come by for Allen and more opportunities will be needed to ensure he books his spot at Euro 2016.

The former Swansea ace, who has also enjoyed a loan stint at Wrexham in his career, has admitted making the major competition is a massive goal of his and keeping the club form going will be vital to his chances.
“I would be lying if I said that [Euro 2016] was not at the back of my mind,” he told reporters.

“There is enough time between now and then for more opportunities so I will keep the faith and hopefully go to the Euros in good nick.”

Wales, who are huge outsiders at 67.00 to win the event outright, have been drawn against England, Slovakia and Russia and The Dragons are priced at 4.33 to win their group.

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