Liverpool have lost their identity, claims Andy Gray
Andy Gray claims that Liverpool have 'lost their identity' this season under Brendan Rodgers
Andy Gray says that Liverpool have “lost their identity” this season under Brendan Rodgers.
The Reds have struggled to find consistent form this term and missed out on a spot in the last 16 of the Champions League following Tuesday’s 1-1 draw with Basel.
Rodgers’ men have also failed to impress in the Premier League and currently find themselves ninth in the table after 15 games.
They are a mile away from being able to produce the great European nights
And former striker Gray says the Merseyside club look “out of sorts” and “uncomfortable” this season.
“I remember Liverpool and the great European nights at Anfield, I remember all that,” Gray 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.”