Liverpool in race to sign up defensive stop-gap Caulker

Date published: Tuesday 12th January 2016 9:32

Steven Caulker: On loan at Saints

Steven Caulker: Signed for Liverpool

Liverpool are believed to be trying to push through Steven Caulker’s loan move in time for him to be available for Wednesday’s visit of Arsenal.

It is understood the QPR centre-back, who has been on loan at Southampton, has returned to Loftus Road to thrash out a short-term deal – subject to a medical – for him to move to Anfield.

Reds officials are trying to complete the paperwork before the midday deadline in order to register the 24-year-old so he is eligible to go straight into the squad should he be required.

Any medical would then have to be done on Merseyside and with the players training late this afternoon there is even the possibility Caulker could link up with his new team-mates at Melwood today.

Caulker has made only one Premier League start and two substitute appearances this term and his lack of action has alerted several clubs, but Liverpool are leading the race to sign the former Cardiff man.

Southampton, Queens Park Rangers and Caulker would all have to agree to cancel his current loan for him to move elsewhere this month as there is not believed to be a get-out clause in the contract.

Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are also believed to be tracking Cauker, who signed for QPR for £8million from Cardiff  in July 2014.

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QPR are likely to demand around £5million to allow Caulker to leave permanently if an agreement can also be struck with Southampton to end his loan early.

Jurgen Klopp is desperate to strengthen his defence with Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure, Mamadou Sakho and Dejan Lovren all on the sidelines through injury.

Sakho and Toure are close to returning to action, but Klopp is believed to be keen on a new defender after he was forced to play Jose Enrique and Tiago Ilori in central defence in the FA Cup draw at Exeter.

Caulker has made 120 Premier League appearances for for Tottenham, QPR, Swansea, Cardiff and Southampton since making his bow in the top flight in 2012 for Spurs.

It is also not the first time Caulker, whose last game was Southampton’s 6-1 drubbing by Liverpool, has been targeted by the Reds as he was also wanted by former boss Brendan Rodgers.

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    Matthew Briggs
    Matthew Briggs
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    Liverpool are reportedly set to sign Steven Caulker on loan to plug their central defensive hole.

    [See the full post at: Liverpool set to sign centre-back Caulker – Reports]

    #788354
    SensibleS7
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    Don’t know what to think – yet another Southampton player. We are in dire need of a centre-back though – sign him up!

    #788372

    nine nine nine
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    Sensible move imo, Caulker is a decent centre back not getting games at Southampton and will fill a hole for Liverpool given the injuries and help keep Liverpool’s powder dry until the summer.

    #788384

    NotoriousBingo
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    its twenty times more likely that Liverpool will recall Wisdom than sign Caulker on loan.

    #788468

    Sean the sailor
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    Caulker is an average centre back who cant get into the southmaton team. Hes too slow. Id rather play Kolo

    #788558
    redwing80
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    As is Southampton would allow this move to be a loan

    #788567
    Narthraal
    Narthraal
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    What the hell is this nonsense? 🙁

    #788609
    St Etienne
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    I am getting exasperated at Sky and their assumed gullibility of Liverpool fans. Another spurious story with no foundation in fact, such lazy journalism. I expect another “Don’t follow the path” announcement from Klopp later today

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    gingerlfc
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    This is not just another rumour, there is legs to this.
    I’m not convinced Caulker is the answer.

    #788642

    Songman
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    Not a joke, seems like an on loan deal is on the cards

    #788735

    Paxman
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    He is not a Southampton player, he is only on loan there, although because of the terms of his loan deal they would have to agree to us taking him on loan from QPR, apparently he is back at QPR trying to get the move sorted.

    #788813

    nine nine nine
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    Sky Nonsense? Caulker has just signed for Liverpool until the end of the season.

    #788852

    NotoriousBingo
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    thats that then, probably the only centreback that will sign this window. I’m not really impressed but hopefully Caulker will prove me wrong.

    #788897

    nine nine nine
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    Will Liverpool recall Wisdom too?

    #788942

    Paxman
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    999 – It rather depends on the terms of the loan deal, many of them don’t have the possibility of recall unless both clubs agree, Markovic for example can’t be recalled else he would be back.

    #788984

    nine nine nine
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    True enough Pax.

    #789053

    Paxman
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    St Etienne – What do you say now about this lazy journalism?

    #789107

    Paxman
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    Bingo – I can only assume the terms of Wisdom’s loan don’t allow us to recall him.

    #789119

    gingerlfc
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    We can only assume Klopps first choice of centreback is not available until the summer (Matip?) and that’s why we’ve signed this emergency loan.
    I’m not sure Caulkers good enough, he’s barely played this season so far, but I imagine he will bust a gut to impress as he may think there’s a chance of a permanent deal.

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    St Etienne
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    Paxman – I have to put my hands up and admit I have been proven wrong. My frustrations over the Pato done deal have clouded my judgement. I think it is a terrible signing but have to give him a chance to prove himself

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