Steven Caulker has taken to Twitter to joke about the bizarre positional change Jurgen Klopp implemented on him for Liverpool in 2016.
Back in the 2015/16 season, Liverpool signed the 29-year-old on a short-term loan deal from Queens Park Rangers amid an injury crisis at centre-back.
However, in the dying stages of a 3-3 draw against Arsenal at Anfield in 2016, Klopp asked the 1-cap England international to go upfront.
In quotes supplied by Football365, Caulker said: ‘I was shocked, I thought the gaffer was joking when he said it. With only four or five minutes to go we had to go for it and it paid off. It was an exciting five or six minutes.’
Now, years on from the bizarre tactical switch, the Alanyaspor defender touched upon Klopp’s decision with a hilarious tweet, which you can see below.
As funny as it was, Klopp’s decision actually helped Liverpool grab a late equaliser against the Gunners on the day, as Joe Allen scored just two minutes after the defender’s introduction.
It wasn’t the only time Caulker’s presence in the box caused chaos for the opposition, leading to a Liverpool goal.
The London-born centre-back was also thrown on against Norwich at Carrow Road with the scoreline tied at 4-4.
Just like what happened against Arsenal, Liverpool went on to score just four minutes after Caulker’s introduction as Adam Lallana grabbed a late winner.
Amazingly, these two results came within ten days of each other.
Looking back, it was an eventful time to be a Liverpool supporter during those days, to say the least.