By Beck Pascal

13th May, 2022 | 9:10pm

Graeme Souness destroys 'stinking' Leeds United amid relegation crisis

Graeme Souness has taken aim at “stinking” Leeds United amid their ongoing Premier League relegation battle with Burnley and Everton. 

Jesse Marsch’s side sits in 18th in the table, level on points with the Clarets who have played one less game than the Elland Road outfit. 

The Sky Sports pundit insisted that the Whites need to win at least one game to survive with their -38 goal difference a major hindrance in comparison to the -17 at Turf Moor.  

He told Sky Sports via Liverpool Echo: “I am thinking Everton are in a good place. They have a bit of momentum right now. We saw the Goodison Park crowd last week [during Everton’s 1-0 win over Chelsea]. They were sensational.

“I think Burnley might struggle to win any of those games. Newcastle are a very different team now. I think Leeds will have to win one of those games, as I see it. They have to win a game. Their goal difference is stinking.”

Disgrace.

Leeds really are in the mud. Not only are they the worst off out of the three teams in terms of the table but things don’t look like changing anytime soon with them also being in the worst form. 

Several injuries to key players have seemingly destroyed the Whites’ chances of survival but the toughest thing to take is the brainless decisions of the players in at such a crucial stage in the season. 

What on earth were Illan Meslier and Luke Ayling thinking against Arsenal? Dan James’ tackle was a disgrace against Chelsea – there was just no need for any of it.

This season has been very tough for a number of reasons but there is just no excuse for the players’ actions.

It is almost as if they thought they were safe having coasted just above the relegation zone for so long and now they have been slapped with a cruel reality. Something has to change and sooner rather than later with only two games to play.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites will “100%” be keeping tabs on a current Barcelona loanee for a major summer deal, according to Dean Jones.