Arsenal legend asks 'Will Liverpool get rid of Brendan Rodgers?'

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Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has defended Liverpool's Steven Gerrard from criticism.

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright believes at one stage this season Liverpool will have to make a decision regarding manager Brendan Rodgers.

The Northern Irishman led the club to second in the Premier League last season, but they currently sit in 13th with only two wins from six games in the division.

After spending money from selling Luis Suarez, Wright believes the expectation has increased and poor results will lead to the pressure building. He even suggests the Reds would have to consider Rodgers' future.

He told BBC's 606: "I think the time is going to come. The time will come where the pressure mounts on him. Whether or not Liverpool get rid of him is a different story.

"Spurs had different reasons to get rid of AVB but I feel that Brendan Rodgers has proven that he knows what he's doing so I think they'll have a bit more patience with him."

Wright went onto defend captain Steven Gerrard, who he says is only suffering because of the lack of prolific strike talent around him.

Last season's star 'SAS' duo were absent against Everton this weekend, with Suarez sold and Daniel Sturridge injured.

He added: "Why would he be (finished)? Last season he played the same, but he had Suarez, Sturridge and Sterling.

"This year he's only got Sterling and he's doing the same thing, but Steven Gerrard's an easy target."

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