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.

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."