Liverpool Complete Joe Allen Signing

After a courtship that felt as though it lasted most of the summer, Brendan Rodgers gets the man he's been chasing, as today Liverpool unveiled Joe Allen as Rodgers' second signing of the summer. News of the release clause being met a few days ago--along with the sighting of Allen in the VIP box at last night's match--make this one of the least surprising signings of the summer, but it's one that can be welcomed without any major reservations.

I say that knowing that some will bristle at the price tag, give the way Liverpool's spending last summer on young/British/young British talent panned out. And £15 million spent is certainly no small amount, especially with much of the discussion around Daniel Agger's future including caveats about the club needing to spend to buy an...

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