Liverpool's Carragher: Owen will be good for Man Utd

Jamie Carragher concedes Manchester United striker Michael Owen could make life difficult for Liverpool this season.

"Signing Michael Owen was a clever piece of business by United and he has started really well in pre-season," Carragher told the Sunday Mirror.

"In a way I'm pleased he's got a big move to a big club because he came in for a lot of criticism at Newcastle.

"Why? What did he do wrong up there?

"For me, Michael Owen is still a great player and great role model and I have this feeling he'll be good for United.

"But he plays for our biggest rivals now so he'll know I won't want him to carry on scoring once the season starts."

He added: "He's scored a lot of goals in the first few games for United and I hope he scores a few more pre-season because I want him to do well.

"But as soon as the season starts I hope he has a drought."