Jamie Carragher feels Leeds United should be promoted to the Premier League this season, according to the Daily Telegraph via LeedsLive. Understandably, loads of fans have been talking about his latest comments after @AlioskiLeeds31 shared the news on Twitter.
Writing in his weekly column, the Sky Sports pundit remarked: “in the current circumstances, it is impossible for clubs with a chance of a trophy, Champions League qualification or promotion to publicly express an eagerness to continue because of the backlash that will follow; the accusation that they care more about their ambitions than the health of the nation.
“As a former Liverpool player, I acknowledge that restarting the season helps Liverpool towards the title. But based on the 29 games played, who can reasonably say Jurgen Klopp’s side do not deserve it?”
He concluded: “based on the fixtures played, I also believe Leicester City deserve Champions League football and Leeds United to be promoted to the Premier League.”
A report in The Times over the weekend claims the Premier League are working on a secret plan dubbed ‘Project Restart’ to get the ball rolling on English football once again.
The former Liverpool star believes that Marcelo Bielsa’s side deserve promotion after an impressive season in the Championship. Bielsa’s Whites are currently in pole position at the top of the English second tier table, and have a healthy seven-point-lead over the playoff places, with a spot in the first division firmly in their sights, before football across the country was suspended in light of the ongoing pandemic.
Naturally, a large portion of the Elland Road faithful reacted to Carragher’s opinion, with one amazed supporter simply adding “fair play.”
Scroll through some of the best reactions down below…
Carragher has just gone up in my estimations
— Jeff Evans (@JeffEva65672818) April 25, 2020
Always respected what Carragher has to say
— Nick 🏴 (@nicksteele01) April 25, 2020
Always liked carragher meeee
— shane waite (@waitedog82) April 25, 2020
We are going up one way or another..mot
— Football Fruitcake (@FootballFruitc1) April 25, 2020
He’s alright for a scouser.😂
— Paul Shepherd (@PaulShep74) April 25, 2020
Nice one Jamie, nice one!
— Nick Stephenson (@Niko0147) April 25, 2020
Certainly wasn’t expecting that! Fair play 👍👏
— Lady Leeds💙💛 (@LadyLeeds2) April 25, 2020
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