Christian Poulsen: Defending The Indefensible?

Christian Poulsen: Defending The Indefensible?
January 25, 2011 Andrew Beasley

By Andrew Beasley (a.k.a  Beezdog)

‘Lies, damned lies and statistics’ is a phrase often used to try and undermine research, by effectively saying that you can prove anything with numbers. But can you use numbers to go so far as proving Christian Poulsen has done remotely well at Liverpool?

Poulsen is a fairly rare beast: a player that no fan seems to defend or have any time for at all. In recent years the Liverpool fanbase has been hugely divided over the merits of Lucas Leiva for example (though admittedly not so much in this parish), but I haven’t as yet come across anyone strongly defending the Dane.

That’s not to say that I personally think he’s any kind of world beater, or that he should be a long term fixture in the team’s midfield, but I thought it would be interesting to examine his statistics to see how he has got on.

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