Many Liverpool fans on Twitter have been unimpressed by the signing of QPR centre-back Steven Caulker.
The 24-year-old’s loan at Southampton was cut short on Tuesday to allow him to move to Anfield until the end of the season.
But a number of Reds fans are not convinced by Caulker, who was in the Saints side beaten 6-1 by Liverpool last month.
I’m all up for giving players a chance but caulker is absolutely garbage. One of the worst centre backs in the league #lfc
— Tom Stones (@StonesyTheRed) January 12, 2016
— Ben Young (@BJY81) January 12, 2016
Caulker deal shows how far we have fallen. No longer a top 4 club and we all need to adapt to that #LFC
— Chris O’Toole (@chris_o_kopite) January 12, 2016
Was Klopp at the game when Origi tore Caulker apart? Was one of the worst performances Iv ever seen yet we go and sign him on loan? #LFC
— Will Cranmer (@willcranmer) January 12, 2016
Just when I thought Christian Poulsen couldn’t be topped as the least exciting signing we’ve made, we go and sign Steve Caulker 😔 #LFC
— Bryce Conway (@BryceConway8) January 12, 2016
Caulker on loan is really depressing #LFC
— Ryan Hicks (@RyHicks16) January 12, 2016
But other Liverpool fans were keen to support manager Jurgen Klopp, who explained Caulker’s aerial ability was partly behind the move.
Have no issue w/ Caulker to #LFC. Need depth. Trust Klopp
— Greg_YNWA1 (@Greg_YNWA1) January 12, 2016
Caulker: Smart business by Klopp considering he wont be able get his primary targets til summer #LFC
— Matt (@Anfield_Maestro) January 12, 2016
I’m actually happy that Liverpool signed Caulker,we need a defender while everyone is “injured”,something Liverpool need to sort out #LFC
— Rhys_G97 (@RhysG97) January 12, 2016
A loan move for Caulker could be a genius move by Klopp, 24 years old and English. If he does a decent job could be a permanent signing #lfc
— Sam Davies (@Sam_Davies18) January 12, 2016
We’ve conceded too many headed goals. If caulker’s main strength is in the air, he could well do a lot for us. #LFC
— Stevie G (@Benthereds) January 12, 2016
— Kloppite Jay (@seacatking) January 12, 2016