3 May 2016

You're Out: Klopp to dump 'fantastic' £8m signing; Liverpool career over after failure to play

Despite the fixture overload this year, and a stream of injuries to the club's defenders, Jurgen Klopp has (for the most part) totally ignored January loan signing Steven Caulker, and it looks like the allegedly 'fantastic' centre-back's Liverpool 'career' is already over.

According to the Liverpool Echo today:

"Steven Caulker is unlikely to play for Liverpool again. The ECHO understands that Caulker is fit and available [but] is simply a long way down the pecking order".

After sealing the deal in January, Klopp explained why Caulker^ was allegedly the 'best solution' for Liverpool:

"He [Caulker] has Premier League experience, and is a good header of the ball. We want to press so the opponent plays long balls [and] you need people who can help you with headers".

Soon after, Reds legend Mark Lawrenson delivered a withering verdict on Klopp's decision to sign Caulker:

"I don’t think he [Caulker] is anywhere near good enough to become a regular for Liverpool. He couldn’t even get into QPR’s team. He seems to have gone backwards".

Caulker has made just one start for the Reds, and played more games as a makeshift centre-forward than as a central defender, which begs the question: why sign him in the first place?

Klop could've brought in a loan player capable of playing regularly and making a difference, but he chose instead to sign a squad filler who rarely makes the match-day squad, let alone the bench.

Clearly, Caulker was the best solution...for wasting money on a pointless salary.

^ Cost QPR £8m

Author: Jaimie K


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