Christian Poulsen’s commitment to whatever cause he believes in can never be doubted.
“If we can sign him from Juventus at a price I consider reasonable, he will be a very good player to bring into our team,” said Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson.
“Christian is a player I know well, a player whose career I actually kick-started many years ago and I have followed him closely ever since.” (Sky Sports)
Roy Hodgson helped to develop Christian Poulsen when at FC Copenhagen, and the pair won the Danish league title in 2001 together. Poulsen left a year after Hodgson departed to manage Udinese, and became a mainstay in the midfield of Schalke 04. In 2006 he moved to Sevilla and won the UEFA Cup and Super Cup, before a mixed spell at Juventus.
Whether Liverpool fans will be happy with this seemingly official confirmation of the club’s interest in the player remains to be seen.
Most Reds fans appear to be riding a wave of jubilation. First Joe Cole signed. Steven Gerrard committed his future to the club. So did Fernando Torres. Some very rich people are interested in buying the club.
That’s precisely the problem Liverpool fans have with the Poulsen transfer. Poulsen is indisputably an excellent driving force in midfield and tenacious competitor who would make a great cut-price replacement for Javier Mascherano.
However, with the potential of a massive transfer budget in just a fortnight’s time, fans have higher hopes for the club. After all, why shop in the bargain bins when you’ve got all the money in the world?