Steven Caulker’s fleeting Liverpool career is over, according to the Echo’s James Pearce.
Caulker, who has only played four times for the club since joining in January, has not been involved in a matchday squad since mid-February; he was once again overlooked for the weekend loss to Swansea despite several first teamers being rested.
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) May 3, 2016
According to the paper, Caulker is fit and available (some fans had thought he had an undisclosed knock), but has simply fallen down Klopp’s pecking order.
To be honest, it makes perfect sense to leave him out. Yes, he earned himself a semi-cult status with his striker cameos against Arsenal and Norwich (helping us bag late goals in both games), but he isn’t our player. We should be playing Skrtel in these remaining league games to maximise his sell-on value, or at least giving our own youth a chance.
That said, it’s only right that we thank Steven for his efforts. He was prepared to come to the club and help out in a time of crisis, and for that we should all be grateful.
We at Empire of the Kop wish him the best of luck in his future career.