Is former spud Klopp’s secret weapon against Arsenal?

Beware the spud Arsenal by Sam P

All the talk in the football media in the build up to Arsenal facing Liverpool in the Premier League tonight has been about whether the creaking and injury hit back line of the Anfield mob can stand up to the creative genius of Mesut Ozil and the scoring power of Arsenal.

And that is clearly one of the biggest things worrying the new Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp, despite the fact that he suggested earlier in the week that he could have three centre backs available. If the German was really confident that the France international Mamadou Sakho would recover and that his Brazilian defensive midfielder was up to the job I wonder why he felt the need to get an emergency loan deal done for a central defender.

I think the fact that his new loan signing, Steven Caulker, is a former spud might have been a factor for Klopp, who always wants his players to giver everything. Caulker may have played just 18 Premier League games for Tottenham but he did come through their academy and was on the books of our north London rivals for four years after that.

You can guarantee that he will have some anti-Arsenal feeling ingrained in him from that time and I reckon Klopp is banking on that tonight. Caulker is a proven Premier League player as well, of course, even though he is currently on the books of the Championship club QPR.

He is also match fit and unless Sakho is completely right I do not expect Liverpool to risk him, especially with fierce rivals Man United to face at the weekend. So is this former spud the main thing standing in Arsenal’s way as we try to keep ahead in the race for the Premier League title?

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    1. Surely, You must be a lonely Spud that has been banned from all their fan based sites? ??

      I remember you being happy when we were 1 nil down to Sunderland because you predicted that they would beat Arsenal 2 nil.

      Jog on Spuddy Boy ??

    2. @Sack-Wenger……. U must be a LoneLy bLondee sitting sorrowfully at the back seat of a nissan cab

  1. That’s just one man and a newbie at Lpool.

    He wasn’t playing much either from his former club plus he might be nervous on his debute.

    – I’m sure OG will outsmart him

    – He wont see Theo run past him

    – He will be left confused with Ozil’s passing

    – Bomb, Rambo will blow him away from nowhere

    – and he wont probably have an answer for the brilliant and unpredictable Joel.

    I would even be abit more concerned with players like Lucas, Can and Kolo we know the Kloop way of playing better.

  2. Caulker immediatly starting for Liverpool would be a huge gamble on their behalf. All depends on if Sakho is fit to play 90 mins or not. Kolo Toure (despite being a top lad) shouldn’t be much of a problem, he didn’t quite show alot of good things last time we played them.
    The only thing I genuinly worry about is if Flamini is going to keep his head cool and do his defensive duties. If he and Ramsey can stay disciplined, victory will be ours.


    1. @Skandalous
      If Aaron holds his position and not try and be Ozil on the night, then Flame won’t need to lose his head…

    did anyone see chris smalling tackle on mitrovic yesterday, very foolish stuff and then LVG stating afterwards it wasn’t a penalty! How ridiculous can you get? But smalling it is understood, got calls after the match, from London irish and St Helens who were pleased with his rugby tackle!

  4. The bookies are taking bets on Caulker pulling a hamstring against Arsenal, so that just about sums him up!

    At the end of the day, he is a Spud Reject and I’m sure that he would have more to prove against them than us.

  5. Not worried about caulker, but we cannot be complacent and must dig deep and play well into leaving anfield with all 3 points! Coyg!

    1. @Greg
      In all fairness to Caulker, he is a solid defender when he puts his mind to it. He has a point to prove and might surprise everyone tonight.

  6. These whole talks bout the scousers (ranging from their squad depth to their injury woes )ends tonight………personally, anything short of 3pts will be very much annoying!

    Hope we are prepared to go to war!

    1. ” They Never Robb alone”

      Them Scouser’s are the original Artful dodgers,
      They could robb the wheels off your car whilst your driving down the motorway! ?

      They can keep the wheels, as long as they don’t touch our 3 pts tonight!

  7. as always every fan doesnt know which arsenal is going to turn up, the complacent arrogant one?
    the lack of fight,tackling one?

    or the sublime and surprisingly solid defensively one?

    time will tell

  8. Is elneny trekin to london to sign da tin since work permit issue was sorted out on monday? Caulker took less than 24 hours to conclude liverpool loan deal,savient to newcastle is another case study.

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