Exclusive – ‘Average’ Liverpool have no identity, says Gray

first_imgLiverpool are currently an average side with no identity who will struggle to compete for trophies, claims Andy Gray.The Reds were dumped out of the Champions League on Wednesday night after a 1-1 draw with Basel at Anfield and now drop into the Europa League.And after witnessing a performance which ex-Liverpool star Steve Nicol described as ‘rudderless’, Gray told talkSPORT they are a long way from the battle for silverware.He told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: “I remember Liverpool and the great European nights at Anfield, I remember all that. Liverpool are a mile away from the club I watched 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 stand-out 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.”last_img read more

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