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Joe Allen Injury: Updates on Liverpool Midfielder's Status and Return

Liverpool's Welsh midfielder Joe Allen celebrates scoring the winning penalty in the shoot-out after the English League Cup semi-final second leg football match between Liverpool and Stoke City at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England, on January 26, 2016. Liverpool won the two legged semi-final 6-5 on penalties, after a 1-0 Stoke victory in 90 minutes meant the tie finished 1-1 after extra time. / AFP / Paul ELLIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.  /         (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
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Gianni VerschuerenFeatured ColumnistFebruary 6, 2016

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen suffered a hamstring injury during the first half of the Feb. 6 Premier League match against Sunderland. However, he is now fit to boost the Reds' midfield options.

Continue for updates.


Allen Back vs. Manchester City

Sunday, Feb. 28

Liverpool confirmed Allen's return to the bench for the Capital One Cup final.


Allen in Good Form Prior to Injury

The Wales international had been enjoying a stretch of strong performances for Liverpool before his injury, coming up with a big moment from the bench to equalise against Arsenal in the Premier League before scoring the decisive penalty in the shootout against Stoke City in the Capital One Cup semi-final second leg.

This latest injury was a rough blow for the 25-year-old, who has struggled with fitness problems over the last two years, per Transfermarkt.com.

However, Liverpool are still in the race for a Europa League ticket, and Allen's versatility in midfield will be a useful option to Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

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