Steven Caulker almost immediately endeared himself to us fans last week, with an Instagram post that said he thought he had more chance of winning the lottery than making his Liverpool debut as a striker.
Now, in a slightly more serious interview with the Echo, he has been speaking about his move in more detail.
“It came as a bit of a shock as I’d had a bit of a frustrating time at Southampton and not had any game time, so then to come to a club like this is fantastic and an opportunity which I couldn’t turn down,” he said.
Caulker was on loan with the Saints prior to his switch, but had only started one match all season in their 0-0 draw with Watford back in August.
“I was behind two good centre-halves there. I signed just before they signed Virgil van Dijk and things didn’t quite work out for me but I thank them for the opportunity and now I have moved on to something even greater”.
He went on to add that he thought Klopp was joking when he told he to go up front. Of course, it paid off as Joe Allen grabbed a late equaliser, and Caulker almost got a chance himself, but Benteke’s header didn’t quite drop for him.
Would you put Caulker in the side for this weekend’s grudge match against United?
Out defence hasn’t exactly been solid in recent weeks – is there a chance that putting in a desperate-to-prove himself new signing might be more sensible than playing the much-loved but error prone Kolo Toure?
Let us know in the comments.