QPR’s Caulker secures move to Liverpool

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Liverpool have signed Steven Caulker on loan from QPR for the rest of the season.

Caulker was on a season-long loan at Southampton, but the deal was scrapped after he failed to establish himself in the Saints’ first team and made it clear he wanted to move to Anfield.

Sunderland showed an interest before Liverpool, who faced a central-defensive crisis after injuries to Martin Skrtel, Dejan Lovren and Mamadou Sakho, made an approach for the 24-year-old.

Caulker, who has one England cap, hoped for a move to Liverpool before he eventually joined QPR from Cardiff City for £8m in 2014.

The Merseyside club were linked with him but did not show a significant interest before the Feltham-born Caulker settled for a return to west London.

Meanwhile, QPR have rejected an approach from MK Dons to take Massimo Luongo on loan.