By Mark Smith

4th Aug, 2022 | 8:10pm

Leeds United: Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville make Premier League relegation predictions

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher have backed Leeds United to stay in the Premier League yet again in the 2022-23 season as the action is only hours away.

The former Manchester United man did admit that the Whites could easily slip into the bottom three, but Carragher was not convinced and didn’t even mention them.

It comes after a discussion over the sales of both Kalvin Phillips and Raphinha this summer has seen it become a real transitional period at Elland Road.

Speaking live on the Overlap for Sky Sports, Neville kicked things off by suggesting that the Whites may have a problem in the new season.

“I would agree with the bottom three you just said there [Forest, Bournemouth and Fulham],” he said. “But, I do think those two above, Brentford and Leeds are the two that could sink into it.”

Carragher fired back at that with predictions of his own, with Leeds backed to be much safer than they were last time around.

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“I think Brentford could have a problem,” he added. “Bournemouth, Brentford, I’ve said I want Forest to stay up and I think Marco Silva [Fulham] will make it hard for teams. I’ll go for Fulham.”

No, thank you.

After the struggles of last season, we are in no mood to be hanging around the bottom three again.

We all know that the key will be getting off to a much better start, with Leeds not winning until October in the 2022-23 season against Watford at Elland Road.

The fixture list is much kinder to us this time around, and we need to use that to our favour to get the season off to a flyer, starting in less than 48 hours against Wolves.

With Jesse Marsch having numerous new signings available, it will be a much-changed side to that we saw regularly last season despite all of the injury problems throughout.

Phillips may be gone, but he has been replaced by two international midfielders who are both fit to start and will make us stronger, that is key.

All eyes are on Marsch and the Whites at Elland Road, time to put the doubters to shame.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites now want to sign this striker with a rival set to kickstart a major £30million+ transfer battle