Andy Gray: Liverpool have lost their identity under Brendan Rodgers this season.

The Reds have been struggling with form this season and also weren’t able to qualify for the Champions League last sixteen as they drew 1-1 with Basel on Tuesday night.

The Merseyside club haven’t been able to put on performances like they did in the Premier League last season when they had so much intensity, pace and high-pressing in the display.

And Andy Gray declared Brendan Rodger's men are a different side to what they were last season.

“I remember Liverpool and the great European nights at Anfield, I remember all that,” the former striker told talkSPORT.

“Liverpool are a mile away from the club I watch when I came to England to play football.

“They are a mile away from being able to produce the great European nights because, quite simply, they don’t have the quality anymore. Liverpool, I think, are an average side.

“Last season they were an average side with four standout performers – Steven [Gerrard], Raheem Sterling and the two front men [Luis] Suarez and [Daniel] Sturridge.

“They have lost two of them [Suarez and Sturridge], Sterling has been iffy and Steven Gerrard has not quite been himself.

“Take those four performers away and what are you left with? You’re left with what we saw in midweek – an average side looking to find its identity.

“They looked out of sorts. They looked uncomfortable and I’m not sure they all knew what their jobs were.”

Written by Thinkfootballideas staff


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