Welsh footballer played midfield for Liverpool and represented Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics. From 2016-2017, he played for Stoke City.
Joining the Swansea City youth set-up at age 9, he was called up by the first team as a substitute in a 2006 FA Cup match, and made his debut two weeks later.
Signed by Liverpool for a fee of £15 million, he was the team's Player of the Month in August 2012.
He married Lacey-Jo Allen in 2014. They have one son.
He played on Team Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London, under the captaincy of Ryan Giggs.