Joe Allen needs to emulate Man Utd target if he is to remain at Liverpool says BT Sport pundit

Ilkay Gundogan

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen must emulate Dortmund’s Ilkay Gündoğan if he is to remain at Anfield says BT Sport pundit Raphael Honigstein.

“I have to see. He doesn’t really like players who don’t work very hard,” BT Sport’s German football expert Honigstein told the Sport Review.

“Allen is someone who is great on the ball but you don’t see him as a ball winner. He needs to have both sides to his game.

“They had a guy quite similar, Tamas Hagnal, a Hungarian international, and he couldn’t hack it and his game wasn’t robust enough. It didn’t work out for him.”

Honigstein went onto state that Gündoğan initially struggled to adapt to Klopp’s tactics following his move from Nuremburg in 2011.

Gündoğan has been linked with a move to Liverpool ever since the arrival of Jurgen Klopp earlier this month.

Dortmund rejected an approach from Manchester United just before the end of the summer window for Gündoğan according to the German newspaper Express.

Gündoğan recently played down reports linking him with a move away from Borussia Dortmund but opted not to rule them out completely.

“About my future? I currently have no idea. This is very, very far away,” Gündoğan told Sport1.

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