Liverpool’s Allan Rodrigues de Souza – or just Allan incase you’ve never heard of him – has had his loan spell at Brazilian side Fluminense extended until December which has left some supporters baffled by the news.
You could be forgiven as a Liverpool fan for not knowing who Allan actually is as he’s never made an appearance for the club despite joining in 2015. Work permit issues have persisted with the 22-year-old meaning he’s unable to play for Liverpool even though he’s under contract.
The former Brazil under-20 international joined from Internacional for £500k and has been sent out on loan to six clubs – SJK, Sint-Truiden, Hertha Berlin, Apollon Limassol and Eintracht Frankfurt with Fluminese extending his loan for the rest of the year. Liverpool had hoped that his spell with Bundesliga side Frankfurt would finally grant him a permit to play in the Premier League though he only went on to make four appearances before returning to his home country.
Allan is a talented deep-lying midfielder who could one day replace 33-year-old James Milner but question marks will remain over whether he will ever play for the Champions League winners after a fourth straight year without a work permit.
You can read the thoughts of some Liverpool fans below:
He's never playing for us.
— Ahmed (@Ahmed89222201) July 2, 2019
Will he ever get a permit?
— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) July 1, 2019
Getting a bit fed up now.
Pre season almost around the corner. Premier League in a month. Please announce the restock of LFC jelly sweets in the club shop, please.
— Ciaran (@speltcia) July 1, 2019
I’m a Liverpool and a Fluminense supporter. I can guarantee he is pure GOLD, a rare gem. He has the quality to play for Liverpool when Milner leaves. One of the best ball control in tight spaces I have ever seen, always leaving 2 players from the opposite side behind!
— Michel (@MichelCVG) July 1, 2019
He’s been out on loan as long as Ronaldo has from Man Utd.
— Steve Heighway ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@AndruConnell) July 1, 2019
Work Permit by the time he’s 50 lads?
— Elis ???????????????????????????? (@Kloppaganda) July 1, 2019
The year is 2057 – Allan is still waiting for a work permit
— DO (@2Origi7) July 1, 2019
Shocking really had bags of potential when he joined.. mans 22 years old and yet to play a single game for us.
— Jack (@Jack____Pitt) July 1, 2019
Klopp rates him
And Fluminese fans seem to love him
How the hell did Richarlison, his U21 Brazil teammate got work permit and not him?
— Dirk Knight (@KuytAngle) July 2, 2019