Experienced PL player? The only thing Caulker has experienced is relegation
He has more experience than any possible short term alternative. Please stop with the petulance and pedantry. It doesn't make you look smart and you're making a fool of yourself. Which option would you prefer:
a) put a youngster with no experience in the team - great idea - let him get torn a new one by top class strikers and become the scapegoat - i'm sure you reactionary lot would love that as it'd give you more ammunition to whinge
b) panic buy someone now rather than wait for the right player - a waste of money as proven by Man City who get torn a new one whenever Kompany is out
c) play someone like Lucas and Can out of position - going to get torn a new one by good attacking players whilst also losing their availability in other areas of the pitch as they cant play in two positions at once.
Pick one of the above - none of those options are as good as getting a player who has played in the Premier League, is match fit and will cost next to nothing whilst moving on at the end of the season. You don't seem able to understand the fact that if the right player isn't available right now to sign permanently, it's better to wait and use a temporary solution for the time being if one is required.
Matip has nothing to do with signing Caulker. This is the first real opportunity to back Klopp in the market and FSG decide to sign Caulker on loan from QPR.
How do you know it doesn't? Maybe the Matip deal was already finalized and that's why Caulker was brought in short term, because Matip wouldn't be joining us until the summer. Just try to process the very thought for a moment. Maybe it sounds too plausible for you but that's your problem, no one else's.
Carrying on, if Caulker was a long term player, why not sign him on a permanent deal? Get real. He is a short term solution to the current problems and in the summer we will have Matip link up with the squad and cement himself a starting position alongside one of the defenders already at our disposal.
You're the one who labelled us a mid table team. You're the one who said 95% of our squad aren't fit enough to wear the shirt. I just said whether that's true or not it is still no excuse to sign a player who clearly isn't good enough for Liverpool. You're suggesting that its ok to sign sh*t players because we already have loads of them.
We have signed him on loan for crying out loud. I really don't know how to explain it to you any better because it's so simple to understand that even my Doberman could probably wrap his head around it. He is a temporary fix. If he wasn't, we'd have signed him on a permanent basis.
We are a mid table team because Rodgers had a similar attitude to you, and rather than wait and sign the right players for his system, he panic bought players on a permanent basis at the wrong time, much like Benteke. No, he just couldn't wait and invest the Suarez funds more wisely and he went out and splashed money on pure mediocrity. Our side now is full of average players because Rodgers filled it up with average players on a permanent basis, Coutinho aside.
The difference between Rodgers and Klopp is that Klopp is willing to wait to get the right player for the team on a permanent basis as opposed to panic buying under pressure and then not utilizing the players he's brought in, which he'd then be criticized for even though the fans wanted signings. Honestly, as a Liverpool fan, to put it bluntly I couldn't care less for your need or desire for instant gratification, I want the right players in and if that means waiting for Klopp to bring them in, then so be it, because I've seen the damage panic buying rubbish can do. It's why we're a mid table club right now.
The ambition amongst our support is at a dangerous new low when fans are actually trying to find positives in signing Steven Caulker on loan.
This coming from the person who would rather us do a Rodgers and splash out in January on another player who is unlikely to be suitable, as opposed to wait until the summer and bring in the right players who fit the system. Yes, of course, lets just do it that way as it's clearly been working over the last several years.
I'm off for the evening. This attitude epitomizes the ridiculous culture of instant gratification in today's world and needing everything now. The level of stupidity on here right now from some is just too damn high.
Patience is bitter, but it's fruit is sweet - Aristotle.
No great thing is suddenly created - Epictetus.