Liverpool plot deal for Danish star

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Liverpool are being linked with a swap deal for Danish defensive midfielder Christian Poulson.

The Juventus veteran was impressive for his country in the recent World Cup in South Africa, with new Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson thought to be one of the managers taking note of some fine performances.

30-year-old Poulsen has an impressive club career to date, making his debut for boyhood club Holbæk B&I before moving to Copenhagen back in 2000.

After two seasons at FCK, Schalke would pay €7 million to take the holding midfielder to the Bundesliga. After stints at right back for the Königsblauen, Poulsen would earn his place in the centre of the pitch and play an instrumental role for the club during his four years there.

Sevilla would sign Poulsen on a free after his contract expired in Germany, and he became an instant hit in La Liga due to an impressive technique mixed with a commanding no-nonsense style.

Liverpool were linked with a move in 2008, but Serie 'A' giants Juventus would win the battle with a €9.75 deal in July of that year.

The Danish verteran initially struggled with the bianconeri, and despite breaking into the side regularly last season Poulsen is being linked with a move away from Stadio Olimpico. claims that the Reds are willing to use Dirk Kuyt in an exchange deal that would see Poulsen move to Anfield, with the Serie 'A' side looking to offload a midfield player in order to ease their was bill. Poulsen is believed to be one of the highest earners at the club.

The Merseyside outfit are thought to see Poulsen as an ideal replacement for Javier Mascherano, and could move for the Dane if their current defensive midfield maestro leaves for Inter Milan.

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