By Coral Barry

Ian Rush believes Joe Allen should seek a transfer in the summer if he is unhappy with sitting on the Liverpool bench.

Allen, 26, has been a bit part player this season and has made just three Premier League starts under Jurgen Klopp since the German took over in October.

Fellow Welshman Rush, who is Liverpool’s all-time top scorer, believes Allen is not the type of player that will be satisfied with just picking up a paycheque.

“Joe’s frustrated by not being in the team,” said Rush speaking to Wales online at the UEFA Euro 2016 trophy tour in Cardiff. “I’ve seen a lot of players who are happy on the bench, but the thing with Joe Allen is he’s not happy doing that.

“If he’s not happy then he might well want to move on.”

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In a rare start for Liverpool in the league against Southampton two weeks ago, Allen was part of the side that completely collapsed at St Mary’s to lose 3-2 despite leading 2-0 at half-time.

Allen is currently on international duty with Wales and is line to feature against Ukraine on Monday night.

The Welshman’s most memorable moment so far this season was coming on in the dying minutes to rescue a 3-3 draw with Arsenal in the league in January, while he also scored the tie-clinching penalty in the League Cup semi-final shoot-out win over Stoke .

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