26 Apr 2017

Boss Confirms: We'll 'sit down with Liverpool' to 'discuss' deal for 'unbelievable' Brazilian playmaker

Liverpool youngster Allan Rodriguez De Souza is currently on a season-long loan at Hertha Berlin, and it looks like the Reds will have no choice but to keep the Brazilian out on loan for another year.

To obtain a Premier League work permit, non-European Union players are granted points across a range of criteria, and according to Hertha's sporting director Michael Preetz:.

"Even if Allan were to play in the final four games, he would not reach the necessary points".

Preetz also confirmed:

"We'll sit down with Liverpool in the summer to discuss Allan's future".

Allan signed for Liverpool in 2015, and since then, he's been perennial on loan due to UK work permit issues. Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is desperate to have him in the squad, though:

"I saw him [Allan] in training and thought ‘What can we do to bring him into the line-up? He will be a fixed part of the squad in the future, for sure. He is an outstanding talent with a good attitude, and everybody loves him

Allan also has his eye on the prize, and in November, he told insisted:

"My goal remains to play for Liverpool. We'll see what happens if I don't get the number of games need to qualify for a work permit".

Allan has made only five starts for HB this season, so what's the point in staying there on loan next year? Liverpool should loan him out to a club where he has a chance of playing regularly, or what's the point?

On a related note: At the weekend, Allan started for HB in the club's 1-0 win over Wolfsburg, and after the game, Hertha coach Pal Dardai revealed the advice he gave the Brazilian at half-time in a bid to improve his game:

"I've told him [Allan] to not run everywhere, and Allan managed to do it in the second half".

What?! It's possible to be an effective footballer without having to run around like a headless chicken?! Heresy!

One thing's for sure: Klopp will never hire Dardai as a coach for Liverpool...


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