​Liverpool legend Ian Rush is of the belief that Jurgen Klopp made a mistake in selling Joe Allen.

The Welshman was sold to Stoke City for £13m during the summer after failing to establish himself in the Reds side. And Rush - who holds the record for scoring the most goals for the club, having spent two stints with the Merseyside giants - is disappointed with Klopp's decision.


“It was sad to see Joe go because he had a great Euros and in his last three months at Liverpool he did what the manager (Jurgen Klopp) asked," Rush told the ​Echo.

“The manager wanted him to score more goals, he did that and got into more (scoring) positions.

“People were raising questions about him when he joined from Swansea, but he overcame that and became a better player at Liverpool.”

Rush isn't the only one who feels that way. Former Liverpool defender Phil Thompson is of the same opinion.

Thompson, who also served as an assistant coach at the club, thought that Klopp would have kept the player after his fantastic Euro 16 campaign, and was saddened to see him leave.

England v Wales - Group B: UEFA Euro 2016

“I was really disappointed to see him [Allen] leave Liverpool,” he told Sky Sports News right after Allen was sold.

“I thought this was made for him, I thought this was his time.

“He had a terrific Euros and I thought that would persuade Jurgen Klopp to say ‘you’re going to stay at this football club’.”

Rush, meanwhile, claims that a top four finish would be a bonus for Liverpool.

“It’s the most interesting Premier League in a long time with a lot of new managers,” said Rush, who is Liverpool’s all-time leading goalscorer.

“For me, it would be a bonus if Liverpool finished in the top four. That’s the target.