By Amir Mir

Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen has been named in the official UEFA Euro 2016 team of the tournament after a number of excellent performances for Wales.

The European governing body announced the team on their official website which had three current Premier League players in Allen, Aaron Ramsey and Dimitri Payet.

Allen, alongside his Wales teammates, defied expectation as they reached the semi-final of the European Championships for the first time in their history.

The former Swansea player created five chances for his side and was a reliable asset in the middle of the park as Wales recorded wins over Russia, Slovakia, Northern Ireland and Belgium.

The team was selected by a 13-strong panel which included former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate.

Portugal, who beat France 1-0 to lift the trophy on Sunday night, have four players in the side with Cristiano Ronaldo leading the line. He is joined by the defensive trio of Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro and goalkeeper Rui Patricio.

The tournament’s top-scorer with six goals, Antione Griezmann plays behind Ronaldo, with Jerome Boateng, Joshua Kimmich and Toni Kross representing Germany.

In other Liverpool news, a Championship club have made a move for £15 million rated winger Jordan Ibe as the player keeps his options open about a move.