Jamie Carragher has no fears over Leeds being sucked into a relegation battle
Jamie Carragher backs Leeds to avoid a relegation battle.
The Sky Sports pundit and former Liverpool star was on commentary for the Newcastle vs Leeds game on Friday night.
After the game, Carragher had plenty to say about Leeds, even though they could only manage a 1-1 draw.
Raphinha’s cross opened the scoring as he flew past everyone and into the net.
Allan Saint-Maximin then levelled things up on the stroke of half-time.
The result leaves Leeds winless after five Premier League games, but that doesn’t bother Carragher.
The 43-year-old pundit stated (via the Yorkshire Evening Post):
“I think there’s a lot more control from Leeds in terms of actually having the ball.”
“You can’t say the games are controlled because they are always end to end with lots of shots going in.”
“I just think there is better quality in Leeds in the way they play.”
“I think last season will give them confidence and I don’t really have any fears for Leeds being dragged into a relegation fight.”
The Whites are currently 17th in the Premier League after that draw.
However, last season saw the Elland Road faithful secure an impressive 9th placed finish.
Whilst Marcelo Bielsa may not be able to recreate a top ten finish this season, it would be a shock if they were embroiled in a relegation battle.
New signings Junior Firpo and Dan James are still acclimatising to life at Elland Road and injuries haven’t been kind to Leeds.
However, when Bielsa can get a consistent side out things will likely change.
Leeds face West Ham and Watford next and if they get a a couple of wins then Carragher’s comments will already be proven to be correct.
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