Former Liverpool striker Michael Owen has incredibly claimed that even Lionel Messi may find it difficult to do well in the current Liverpool set up, which has been coming under a lot of fire of late. The Reds have been going through a disastrous campaign and the team are ninth in the standings after 19 matches. They are struggling to even qualify for the Champions League next season. The forward have been misfiring greatly and Jurgen Klopp is coming under pressure for the first time since coming to the club a few years ago.
Cody Gakpo’s has been one of the top players in Europe so far this season and he has been able to get 13 goals and 17 assists. Since the £ 37 million move to the Merseyside, he has been unable to get a goal.
“I feel sorry for him [Cody Gakpo] actually because he’s coming in to a team that are really inconsistent and drained of all the confidence that we’ve seen in the past.He had a couple of half-chances today [against Chelsea] and it’s clear he’s trying. I’m sure he’s going to be a good signing for the future but at the moment, I would defy even Lionel Messi to come in and look good in this team because it’s really struggling,” said Owen.