Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hails ‘outstanding’ Joe Allen
Brendan Rodgers is full of praise for Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen after he is named Welsh Footballer of the Year
Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Joe Allen after the Liverpool midfielder was named as the Welsh Footballer of the Year for 2012.
Rodgers moved to bring Allen to Anfield from Swansea City after taking charge at Liverpool and the 22-year-old has already made 10 appearances for the Reds.
The Liverpool boss is a huge admirer of the Wales international and was delighted to see him scoop the accolade ahead of the likes of Gareth Bale.
“He’s had an outstanding year, Joe, hence the reason he was one of the key players I wanted to bring in here,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.
“I think the supporters already see what he brings to the team, his bravery and courage with the ball.
“He’s a very humble guy and very respectful – he knows there’s still a lot of work for him to do.
“It’s a wonderful honour with so many talented Welsh players like Gareth Bale, who has been one of the leading players in the world over the last few years, and also above some of the fantastic Swansea City players.
“It’s great recognition for all his work in particular in the last 18 months.”