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Rodgers hails 'outstanding' Allen

Created on 12 Sept., 2012 6:20 PM GMT

Joe  moved to Anfield from Swansea City for 15 million pounds and has starred despite Liverpool's slow start to the English Premier League season.

Liverpool manager, Brendon Rodgers believes the 22-year-old Wales international will continue to improve as he grows older.

"I think it's remarkable how quickly he has settled," Rodgers told the club's website on Saturday.

"This is a young guy who has moved up from south Wales. He was first of all into a hotel then having to move into an apartment. His partner, Lacey, is giving birth to her first child.

"All of these emotional things have been going on in the background yet he still has come in and made the performances that he has done.

"Is it a surprise to me? No, because I knew what we were paying and I know the boy's qualities.

"I think the biggest testament that you can give him is that he has come into here and he looks like he has been a Liverpool player for the last 10 years.

"That's great credit to him, and I think you see the supporters are recognising that he looks like a player who is a Liverpool player, because of how he passes the ball, his courage to get on the ball, but also his willingness to put his body on the line for the team and for the club.

"He has been outstanding and he will only get better."

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