By Will Butcher

Liverpool fans have reacted with a mixed response on Twitter after manager Jurgen Klopp accepted a £13million offer from Stoke City for Joe Allen.

Allen impressed on Europe’s biggest stage this summer, as Wales smashed expectations by reaching the semi-finals.

The BBC reported yesterday that the former Borussia Dortmund manager had accepted a bid for Allen, who is nicknamed the ‘Welsh Pirlo’.

The 26-year-old had also been linked with a move to Liverpool’s Europa League final rivals Sevilla this summer, but it seems Mark Hughes’ Stoke have moved into pole position.

The former Swansea midfielder has made 89 Premier League appearances for the Merseyside club, after signing at Anfield in 2012 in a deal worth £15million.

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Once criticised for his passive play, Allen has since got forward more and reinvented his style of play as a box-to-box central midfielder.

Liverpool’s Twitter following couldn’t make up their minds with the potential sale of their Welsh star. Some were gutted that Allen, who represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, could leave after a superb Euro 2016. Some, though, were happy with Klopp cashing in.

Allen would become Stoke City’s first major signing this summer, but it remains to be seen whether Allen wants to move to Staffordshire.

Liverpool have been busy though, confirming the signings of Sadio Mane, Marko Grujic, Loris Karius and Joel Matip and are expected to announce the signing of Newcastle’s Georginio Wijnaldum in the next few days.

In other Liverpool news, Wijnaldum’s former side PSV Eindhoven has revealed that the Holland international has a sell-on clause in his contract.