http://www.sporten.dk/fodbold/laudrup-liverpool-fantastisk-poulsenLaudrup: Liverpool fantastic for Poulsen
Michael Laudrup thinks it would be a great success for Christian Poulsen to move to Liverpool.
Michael Laudrup is excited about the prospect of seeing Christian Poulsen in Liverpool's red jersey.
It is not just Liverpool's new coach Roy Hodgson, who loves Christian Poulsen. Also, Denmark's greatest footballer of all time, Michael Laudrup, have always seen a star in midfield slider.
To sporten.dk Laudrup commented for the first time on Poulsen's possible switch to The Reds.
"If he can get to a big club in such a large country, it would be great for him" says Laudrup.
Laudrup got to know Christian Poulsen when he was assistant coach to Morten Olsen on the national team. Poulsen's uncompromising game and professionalism impressed Laudrup, who has repeatedly stated that he has great respect for the tough balancing player. Ever since then, Laudrup followed Christian Poulsen's career closely, not least in the 2007/08 season where both Poulsen and Laudrup crossed paths in Spain. Poulsen dominated Sevilla's midfield, while Laudrup was coach of Getafe.
As a former star player at Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Poulsen's current club Juventus, Michael Laudrup knows everything about what it takes to succeed at absolute top level. He is no doubt that Christian Poulsen has the qualities to become a hit in "Beatles town".
"He has certainly. Christian will be successful everywhere. He has already proven that he can succeed in Germany, Spain and Italy. So he can certainly also do well in England and Premier League".
He was a big success at both Schalke 04 and Sevilla, but the former FC Kobenhavn player has had a hard time with Juventus since he moved out of La Liga in 2008. Michael Laudrup therefore believes that the change is exactly what Poulsen needs to be successful.
"I think it would be good for him to come to a club where he will play regularly," said Laudrup.
That club could well be called Liverpool, where Poulsen would be a teammate of his national team colleague Daniel Agger - who is also among Michael Laudrup's favorite players.