Liverpool fans on Twitter could not resist a few jokes after Steven Caulker’s debut as a makeshift striker against Arsenal.
Caulker joined the Reds on Tuesday on loan from QPR, his previous deal with Southampton being ended early.
But as surprising as that move was, it was nothing compared to the reaction when the centre-back was brought on to play up front as Liverpool successfully chased an equaliser against the Gunners.
— Gary Hart (@GaryHart127) January 14, 2016
I bet a week ago Steven Caulker didn’t expect to come on for Liverpool against Arsenal at Anfield and play up front with Benteke #LFC
— Peter Cross (@LFCPeteCrossLFC) January 14, 2016
— Jeremiah Hamisi (@jeremy4sam) January 14, 2016
Caulker has played more minutes for #LFC than sturridge and he’s only been a Liverpool player a day.
— John Gaskell (@johnreg3) January 13, 2016
— Whibbo (@nicholaswhibley) January 13, 2016
QPR supporters also joined in the fun…
That’s where we went wrong. We played Caulker as a centre half! 🙂 #QPR
— malcolm jacobus (@maljacqpr) January 14, 2016
Who knew #QPR were playing Caulker at the wrong end of the pitch!
— David Taylor (@davitay) January 13, 2016
Imagine the twitter meltdown from R’s fans if Chris Ramsay had played Caulker upfront lol #qpr
— Abiola (@AbiolaHP) January 13, 2016
Maybe we’ve missed a trick here… caulker playing as a striker for Liverpool, #qpr
— JimyFloydStickleback (@ranger_66) January 13, 2016
— Adam Margolis (@Adammargolis) January 13, 2016