Of course most of the rumours during the silly season are fluff meant for the purpose of filling pages. So one has to take a lot of these with a grain of salt and not put too much stock in what they say.
But tonight’s Belgium v Wales match made me think about two related rumours. One being the very legitimate possibility that Joe Allen will be leaving LFC this summer. And the other which is most likely unreal, and after today hopefully not going to happen. And that was the linking of Belgium midfielder Axel Witsel to LFC. Joe Allen has not only grown over the season, but has done a fantastic job for Wales in the Euros. But Witsel looked invisible and was a major non-factor in today’s match.
I’m not saying Joe is our answer to improvement going forward. But Witsel definitely didn’t look the answer either, and looks more a step down.
Congrats to Wales for the victory tonight. I hope they beat Portugal, who by the way haven’t won one game in 90 minutes in this tournament.