French club Evian reach agreement with Liverpool to sign Christian Poulsen

Denmark international's unhappy spell at Anfield is set to come to an end as France's Ligue 2 champions continue to strengthen their side with the former Juventus man

Liverpool’s Christian Poulsen looks set to leave Anfield in the coming hours after the Premier League side confirmed they had given French club Evian permission to talk to the midfielder.

Poulsen arrived from Juventus just last summer for a fee of around £4.5 million, but was ultimately a victim of Roy Hodgson’s ill-fated time in charge of the five-time European champions and found himself behind Liverpool youth product Jay Spearing in the midfield pecking order after Kenny Dalglish’s appointment.

The Denmark international arrived at Anfield with a view to resurrecting his career after a disappointing two-year spell in Italy, but after making just 12 Premier League appearances, he appears to be headed out of yet another exit door.

Evian, who won the French Ligue 2, are currently 14th in France’s top tier with five points from four games and have built the spine of their squad around experienced players with the likes of Sidney Govou, Jerome Leroy, Cedric Barbosa and Olivier Sorlin all plying their trade at the club who were only founded in 2003.

Despite a disappointing few years, Poulsen has had a successful career, winning the Copa del Rey, Uefa Super Cup, Spanish Super Cup and Uefa Cup twice, all with Sevilla, whilst he is also the only player to be named Danish Player of the Year two years in a row.