Twitter Reacts to Liverpool Signing Steven Caulker on Loan

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterJanuary 12, 2016

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 02:  Daniel Sturridge of Liverpool shoots past Steven Caulker of Southampton to score their first goal during the Capital One Cup quarter final match between Southampton and Liverpool at St Mary's Stadium on December 2, 2015 in Southampton, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Liverpool moved to address their injury crisis on Tuesday by announcing the loan signing of defender Steven Caulker from Queens Park Rangers:

Breaking news: QPR's Steven Caulker has left Southampton’s reserves to join Liverpool on loan.

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 12, 2016

Caulker had spent the last six months on loan at Southampton but had struggled to make a positive impact:

Steven Caulker’s last game for Southampton was their 6-1 defeat to Liverpool in the League Cup #LFC

— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) January 12, 2016

Caulker must have impressed Klopp - his last game for Southampton was 6-1 thrashing in League Cup....

— Ed Aarons (@ed_aarons) January 12, 2016

Caulker's last game? The 6-1 loss to Liverpool. He and Van Dijk were both atrocious. This truly is a desperation move. #LFC #SaintsFC

— Sam Tighe (@stighefootball) January 12, 2016

He'll join up with his new team in time to face Arsenal on Wednesday:

Caulker has joined in time to be part of the #LFC squad to play #AFC

— Ben Smith (@BSmith) January 12, 2016

Caulker signs for Liverpool in time to play against Arsenal. Wenger's ridiculous luck continues. Couldn't make it up.

— talkSPORTDrive (@talkSPORTDrive) January 12, 2016

Neutral fans were confused and amused in equal measure by the surprise signing:

Liverpool rebuild starts with loan signing of Steven Caulker from QPR.

— Graham Ruthven (@grahamruthven) January 12, 2016

Brilliant from Klopp: sign a player so bad it makes your existing players look good

— Jack Lang (@jacklang) January 12, 2016

"You can't slag off Lovren! He's only our third-worst defender!" Clever

— Jack Lang (@jacklang) January 12, 2016

When #Klopp found out #LFC were after Steven Caulker...

— Daily Rumour (@DailyRumour) January 12, 2016

Liverpool are signing Steven Caulker on loan... #LFC

— GOALMAD (@goalmad) January 12, 2016

When you're linked with Subotic, but end up signing Steven Caulker on loan

— Liverpool FC Vines (@LFC_Vines) January 12, 2016

When you think your chairman is getting you Subotic but you end up with Steve Caulker on loan #LFC

— 888sport (@888sport) January 12, 2016

When you think you're signing Subotic and end up with Steven Caulker on loan

— (@FootballFanCast) January 12, 2016

But Liverpool fans weren't particularly impressed:

Caulker really? Much rather have Kolo Toure.

Steven Gerrard (@Gerrard8FanPage) January 12, 2016

Yesterday it was gotze and pato, waking up today to us being linked to Caulker and Berahino, My eyes are welling up 😞😓 #Lfc

— Jay JFT96 Hicks (@trojan78) January 12, 2016

from murrillo to subotic to matip to rannochia to CAULKER.. we are liverpool tralalala 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

— AC9 (@BrendyKnight) January 12, 2016

Am not having klopp even knows who caulker is

— craig mcdermott (@craigmacca96) January 12, 2016

Every single person involved with recruitment at Liverpool should be sacked if they sign Caulker. Garbage.

— Fisher (@TheKidFisher) January 12, 2016

Let's see how this one plays out...