Taylor Rockwell and Ryan Bailey discussed all things Premier League on a recent edition of the Total Soccer Show podcast and during the show, the pair spent some time talking about Leeds United and where they may sit on the Premier League table at the end of the 2020/21 campaign.
After being promoted to the Premier League as the champions of England’s second-tier last season, Leeds United travelled to Anfield to take on last season’s Premier League winners, Liverpool, for their first game in the top-flight since their relegation back in the 2003/04 campaign.
Marcelo Bielsa’s side suffered a 4-3 defeat to the Reds, however, it may be fair to say that they gave a good account of themselves in their opening game of the season, with BBC Sport’s Phil McNulty writing that Leeds ‘looked to be leaving Anfield with a fully deserved point’ before the Reds were awarded an 88th-minute penalty which was subsequently converted by Mohamed Salah to win the game.
During this recent edition of the Total Soccer Show podcast, Bailey shared his thoughts on where the Yorkshire-based club will finish on the Premier League table this season and the broadcaster seems to believe that Leeds will be safe from relegation.
He said: “I think we can talk later on about who might be relegated because we might be talking about one or two of those teams, but I don’t think Leeds will be among them.
“I don’t think Leeds will be a top-half finish – a lot of people are predicting sort of a ‘Sheffield United path’ for this team; I could see them being in that sort of ‘Newcastle’ zone.”
Would you be happy if Leeds finished in 13th place this season?
With Newcastle United having finished in 13th place on the Premier League table in both of the last two seasons, it seems as though Bailey believes that the Whites will finish around that position in the bottom half of the table this season.
Considering that this is their first Premier League campaign since the 2003/04 season, we feel that this would not be a bad finishing position for Bielsa’s side and it will be interesting to see if they can achieve it.