Michael Owen believes even Messi would struggle in this current Liverpool setup

Even Lionel Messi would find it difficult to make an impact on the current Liverpool squad, according to Michael Owen, who summed up the Reds’ current on-field fortunes

With just 29 points from 19 games, Liverpool is currently ninth in the Premier League standings, 10 points behind fourth-placed Manchester United despite the fact that the Red Devils have played one extra game. Chelsea and Jurgen Klopp’s team fought to a dull 0-0 draw at Anfield recently, with the Blues also finding it difficult to establish themselves under Graham Potter.

According to the Twitter account for Anfield Watch, Owen made an intriguing comment about Lionel Messi and Liverpool while speaking to the Mirror, saying “I would defy even Lionel Messi to come in and look good in this Liverpool team because it’s really struggling.”

Liverpool has had a difficult season as a result of injuries and inconsistent play, and they will have to work hard to finish in the top four. Jordan Henderson admits that Liverpool had not been at their best following the Reds’ 0-0 draw with Chelsea. The Reds captain said that immediate improvement is required to save the season when speaking to the Liverpool Echo, as reported by the Anfield Watch Twitter account.

Even though Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar thanks to Lionel Messi, it’s not difficult to understand what Michael Owen is getting at. It wouldn’t be exaggerating to argue that even the finest players in the world would struggle in the current system given the way Liverpool has looked this season and their seeming loss of identity.

Although it’s difficult to acknowledge, Liverpool can do far better with the choices they currently have at their disposal. There have been calls to enter the transfer market this month to renew the team.

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