Liverpool fans react on Twitter to signing of Steven Caulker

Liverpool signed Steven Caulker on loan from QPR, after a poor spell with Southampton.

Steven Caulker has been confirmed as a Liverpool player until the end of the season.

The centre-back arrives at Anfield on a loan deal for the remainder of the campaign, having cancelled his stay with Southampton to link up with the Merseyside club.

Still just 24-years-old, Caulker arrives on the back of a dreadful spell with the Saints, having managed just nine appearances for Ronald Koeman’s men.

The last appearance was in the 6-1 thrashing at the hands of the Reds in the League Cup at the beginning of December, when Jurgen Klopp’s men gave Caulker the runaround.

He looked far below the level needed for a Premier League player, and whilst leaving Southampton is not a surprise, the move to Liverpool is a huge shock.

QPR had no issue accepting the loan offer from the Reds, and with the Saints also accepting the proposal, Caulker links up with Klopp’s men for the next six months.

He is available to play against Arsenal on Wednesday evening, and is expected to fit straight into the starting XI given Liverpool’s current injury crisis in the centre of defence.

Caulker’s arrival was greeted with a mixed reaction from Liverpool fans when the deal was confirmed, with many taking to Twitter to express their feelings about the signing of a player who has never really impressed in the Premier League.

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