Steven Caulker has described Liverpool as “a team that can go all the way” after joining the Reds on loan from QPR for the rest of the season.
With Kolo Toure Liverpool’s only central defender certain to be fit against Arsenal on Wednesday, Caulker could make his full debut almost instantly after being registered in time.
And, having played for Southampton in Liverpool’s 6-1 win at St Mary’s in the Capital One Cup, Caulker is confident his new team have enough quality to achieve great things this season.
He told the Liverpool Echo: “The team have obviously had a change of manager and that can sometimes be difficult, but I was on the receiving end of a battering from Liverpool so I know what they’re capable of and how good of a dressing room it is with a fantastic manager behind them.
“It’s a team that can go all the way, it just needs to find rhythm, get the players back fit and who knows where it can end up at the end of the season?
“I am going to try my best to help the team to kick on and do great things. I am very honoured to hopefully wear the shirt one day and be a part of this club.”
Caulker is unsure what the long-term future holds for him but for now is simply relishing the opportunity to wear a Liverpool shirt for the first.
“It’s a club I’ve watched for many years,” Caulker said. “And I am very aware of the style in which they play and the expectations of the club. It’s a challenge I am very much looking forward to.
“It’d be nice to pull on a Liverpool shirt and walk out at Anfield – that’d be a very special moment. If I make a lot of appearances here, I’d be delighted and it’s something I’d be very proud of. If I can help the team in any way possible, that’d be a big plus to me.
“I don’t know what the future holds, but for now it’s about taking each day as it comes, there’s a big game [on Wednesday] and if I’m selected then I’ll obviously try my best to go out there and help the team.
“They don’t come much bigger than that (Arsenal). It’s a tough start but an exciting game and one every kid dreams of playing in. If I get the opportunity then I’ll be raring to go and looking forward to it.”