Poulsen urged to leave Liverpool

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Midfielder Christian Poulsen, signed by former LFC boss Roy Hodgson a year ago, has been urged to leave Liverpool by Danish national manager Morten Olsen.

Poulsen arrived from Juventus for £4.5m last summer but made just 12 league appearances and far from impressed. He hasn’t featured under new boss Kenny Dalglish and clearly has no future at Anfield.

Having dropped his captain for the forthcoming Euro 2012 qualifiers, Olsen explained:

“He’s stressed by his situation, that’s why I’ve chosen to overlook him this time.”

“We hope that Christian finds a good club and gets playing time so that he can return against Portugal and Cyprus in October.”

Last week Poulsen’s agent, Jorn Bonnesen, confirmed the player has been told he will not be playing regularly for Liverpool this season and that he is looking for a new club for the midfielder.

“I’ve talked with Liverpool now. They have said that they are not confident that they can meet Christian’s desire for playing time, and they understand that we are trying to find a new club for Christian,” Bonnesen said.

“We look about us and explore the options. There are clubs interested, but I can not tell more about the possibilities.”

Another Hodgson signing, Joe Cole, could also be heading for the Anfield exit – with The Guardian today reporting Tottenham have been given permission to speak to the former England international.

Meanwhile, Alberto Aquilani‘s loan move to AC Milan has been finalised – with a view to making the deal permanent next summer.

Director of Football Damien Comolli said: “I want to pay tribute to the way Alberto has conducted himself during these discussions.

“Throughout the entire process, his only desire has been to play football and he has put this ahead of any other considerations and at personal cost to himself. We wish him well for the season ahead.”

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