Liverpool have signed QPR defender, Steven Caulker on loan until the rest of the season.
Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool have been looking to sign a centre-back on loan all January, and defenders Neven Subotic and Joel Matip have been linked with a move, but a shock loan deal has seen Liverpool snap up Steven Caulker from QPR, who has cancelled his loan spell with Southampton.
Caulker has joined in time to be part of the Liverpool squad to face Arsenal on Wednesday night.
Martin Skrtel and Dejan Lovren are currently both ruled out with injuries, and with Liverpool’s injury crisis, Caulker as a backup for 6 months won’t harm us.
Steven Caulker represented Great Britain Olympics and Caulker received his first call up to England senior side in November 2012, he made his full debut against Sweden, scoring a debut goal.
Caulker spent a season in the Premier League with Cardiff City in 2013, he played every minute of the campaign scoring five goals, but was unable to prevent them from suffering relegation back to the Championship.
Klopp has recently recalled defender. Tiago Ilori from a loan spell at Aston Villa. He made his Liverpool debut against Exeter City in the F.A Cup third round. With Caulker signing, Tiago Ilori may not get much game time.
Klopp had targeted defender, Neven Subotic, but the Bundesliga club have blocked his departure this January. I still expect Liverpool to keep tabs on the Serbian international, and sign him in the summer.
Liverpool were also interested in Schalke defender, Joel Matip, but a deal in January looks very unlikely, and that transfer will not be done until the summer. I expect Liverpool to go back in for the defender, and sign him on a free transfer in the summer window.