Ian Wright: Liverpool need to get away from remains of Brendan Rodgers era

Ian Wright is critical of how Liverpool managed to squander a lead and lose 4-3 at Bournemouth last weekend

Ian Wright believes that Liverpool need to get away from the remains of the Brendan Rodgers era.

The Reds appeared to be coasting towards three points at the Vitality Stadium last weekend after first-half goals from Sadio Mane and Divock Origi.

Emre Can even managed to restore the Merseyside outfit’s two-goal cushion after Callum Wilson netted from the penalty spot on the south coast.

However, Liverpool’s defence collapsed in the final 16 minutes of the Premier League clash as Ryan Fraser and Steve Cook levelled the match.

On-loan Chelsea defender Nathan Ake netted a winner in added time to seal three points for the home side and condemn the Reds to a second loss of the 2016-17 season.

Former Arsenal striker Wright felt that Jurgen Klopp’s side produced a performance worthy of Liverpool at their worst under Rodgers.

“This goes back to the Brendan Rodgers era. They’re winning games comfortably [but] they give goals away. This is what they’re trying to get away from,” Wright told BBC Radio Five Live’s 606 show.

Klopp took over the reins from Rodgers back in October 2015 after the Reds made a slow start to the season under the Northern Irishman.

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The German led Liverpool to an eighth-place finish last term.

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