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Liverpool Flop Refuses To Leave

Unwanted Anfield man vows to fight for position.

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Liverpool midfielder Christian Poulsen has refused to leave the club this summer to fight for his place in the team.

The 31-year-old has failed to establish himself since Roy Hodgson signed him from Juventus for £4.5million 12 months ago.

The Denmark international has been deemed surplus to requirements by current boss Kenny Dalglish after making just 12 appearances last year.

Poulsen has found himself marginalised under Dalglish, with the Scot preferring Jay Spearing as an understudy to Lucas as a defensive presence in the centre of the pitch.

The Reds manager has also brought in more competition for the midfield places with swoops for Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson, while Alberto Aquilani has returned following a loan at Juventus.

Despite the harm that inactivity may do to his international career, the Dane is willing to stay and fight for a place at Liverpool.

“Of course I want to play more,” Poulsen told Sky Sports.

“I’m happy now with my family [in Liverpool] and I think it’s a really good club who have treated me really well. I hope I can change my situation so I can play more.”

Questioned about his future, he said: “Let’s see. I’m happy and so unless I hear anything, I think I will be here for the coming season.”

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