Liverpool legend Michael Owen has said he “feels sorry” about the club’s new signing Cody Jacobo.
Owen says even Lionel Messi would struggle to make an impact in Liverpool’s current squad.
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw with Chelsea at Anfield on Saturday, meaning they have won just eight of their 19 matches this season.
Owen pointed out that the Reds’ recent struggles have made it difficult for their new import, who moved to Anfield from PSV in January this year to hit the ground running.
“I actually feel sorry for him because he joined a really inconsistent team and drained all the confidence,” said Owen, who has played for Liverpool, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Newcastle United for Premier League Productions.
“I would even challenge Lionel Messi to come in and do well in this team because he’s already struggling.”
Jurgen Klopp said he was OK with the result against Chelsea, and promised his team would build on that. Both Chelsea and Liverpool are not in the best shape and occupy the ninth and tenth places in the Premier League table.
Premier League: I feel sorry for you – Michael Owen tells new Liverpool recruit after the 0-0 draw with Chelsea