New Netherlands boss Ronald Koeman has said Cody Gakpo's move to Liverpool was too early, hence the reason start to life at Anfield has been difficult for the forward.
The 23-year-old Netherlands forward moved to Liverpool from PSV Eindhoven last month in a deal worth £35m-£45m.
He has had six starts for the Reds but is yet to either score or provide an assist.
According to Koeman, "He has ended up in a team that is not doing well.
"If you don't score or you're not important and you don't win any matches, it's very difficult, especially for a young player.
"If that was someone aged 28, with experience, it would be different."
The former Everton boss also said that it could be a difficult adjustment for young Dutch players moving to bigger leagues.
“The level in England is higher than in the Netherlands, but they are also young boys, aren't they?
"Like (Ryan) Gravenberch going to Bayern (Munich) and not playing. Then that is difficult,” he said on a YouTube show hosted by former footballer Andy van der Meyde.
Prior to moving to Anfield, Gakpo had scored 13 goals and provided 17 assists in 24 appearances for PSV.