Liverpool complete season-long loan for centre-back

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 1:04

Steven Caulker: Agreed Liverpool deal

Steven Caulker: Agreed Liverpool deal

Liverpool have confirmed they have completed the signing of QPR defender Steven Caulker on a season-long loan deal.

Manager Jurgen Klopp was keen to bring in defensive reinforcements this month after hamstring injuries to Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren left him short of options.

A deal for the 24-year-old, who had been on loan at Southampton, was finalised swiftly and the paperwork submitted ahead of the noon deadline, meaning he is eligible for selection to face Arsenal on Wednesday.

Caulker is expected to train with his new team-mates on Tuesday afternoon after travelling from London.

He has made just eight appearances for Southampton this season – the last of which came against Liverpool in last month’s 6-1 Capital One Cup quarter-final defeat – but only one of those was a Premier League start, back in August.

On that basis his loan deal was cancelled, allowing him to make the move to Merseyside – a move which developed quickly having only been reported by the Daily Express on Tuesday morning.

Liverpool’s scouting department are more than familiar with the former Tottenham defender as he was a target for previous manager Brendan Rodgers.

Kolo Toure (cramp) and Mamadou Sakho (knee) both look likely to be fit to face the Gunners, so the best Caulker can hope for is a place on the bench.

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    Matthew Briggs
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    Liverpool have confirmed they have completed the signing of QPR defender Steven Caulker on a season-long loan deal.

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    nine nine nine
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    Sensible move by Klopp imo which leaves him free to chase the targets he really covets in the summer and who knows what might happen if Caulker gets game time and performs well.

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    armageddon
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    Hahahaha. Liverpool have confirmed themselves as a mid table club.

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    Sean the sailor
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    Very suprised condiersing Klopp would have seen form very close how we ripped him apart when we won 6-1 and was terrible for the 1st goal.

    i cant see him playing much when all centre bqacks are fit.

    hes only loan which is a good thing

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    suarezsteeth
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    Just hope we’re patient with him,and don’t write him off before he’s even kicked a ball. He has experience of the PL,and has been capped internationally. On a loan till the end of the season,its a sensible move. I remember him scoring our winner against QPR last season in that crazy game at Loftus Road. I’ll be watching with interest to see how he gets on. Welcome to Liverpool Football Club Steven Caulker

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    Paxman
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    Suarezteeth – Agree it is a sensible move, it is just a loan deal and he will be nothing but cover for our considerable injury list.

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