Liverpool Sign £4.5m Serie A Defensive Midfielder: Hodgson Completes Deal to Sign Christian Poulsen

Anfield boss nabs ready made Mascherano replacement.

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June 19, 2010 - Pretoria, South Africa - Christian Poulsen of Denmark thanks the support after the FIFA World Cup 2010 soccer match between Cameroon and Denmark at Loftus Versfeld Stadium on June 18, 2010 in Pretoria, South Africa.

Denmark midfielder Christian Poulsen is set to join Roy Hodgson’s Liverpool from Juventus for an initial fee of £4.5m, according to the Italian club.
Poulsen, 30, joins fellow new signings Joe Cole, Milan Jovanovic, Jonjo Shelvey and Danny Wilson to have moved at Anfield this summer. (BBC Sport)

So there you have it. A deal that has been discussed at length appears now to have been sealed. The vastly experienced Danish international may well not be in the same league as Javier Mascherano, who today confirmed he wants to leave the club, but he is a cheap reliable alternative.

The 30 year old defensive midfielder has been a relative success in the Bundesliga, La Liga and Serie A and is clearly a player that Roy Hodgson rates as good enough to provide some steel in the Liverpool midfield and is the latest in a string of new additions to join the Anfield club since the new boss was installed.

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