VAR

Incensed Liverpool demand VAR review from Premier League

The farcical events at Goodison Park has led to the champions requesting answers for the refereeing of the contest

 
8:30am on Sunday 18th October 2020
By
Paul Macdonald

Liverpool have contacted the Premier League and asked them to provide a review of two decisions made by VAR which impacted the 2-2 Merseyside derby draw with Everton on Saturday.

In the first half, a wild lunge by Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk left the Dutchman writhing in agony before he was replaced, and there was no VAR review undertaken on the tackle because Van Dijk had been offside in the build-up.

Then in the dying moments, Jordan Henderson netted what seemed to be the winning goal, only for play to be pulled back for a non-existent offside against Sadio Mane, disallowing Henderson's strike.

And according to the Independent, Liverpool have been in touch with the Premier League and requested an explanation of how Pickford's tackle wasn't punished, but Mane's offside was.

Jurgen Klopp was noticeably frustrated with the manner in which his side were denied victory, and said afterwards: "Look, I'm a real supporter of VAR but you would expect that, especially with offside, you then do the right decision. We scored a goal one time at Aston Villa and they said the armpit was offside.

“This time, the picture I saw now once on the laptop, there is no armpit, there is nothing, we are just not offside. Since then I had 10 interviews around about and everybody tells me it was not offside and that doesn't lift my mood, obviously.”

READ MORE:

VAR represents the first regressive offside rule change in history

Latest news

Premier League Table: Fulham pull off MASSIVE upset during Gameweek 26

Here is the current Premier League table in the 23/24 season, including the title contenders and relegation battlers in the top English league.

  • 1 day

Serie A Table: AC Milan held as Inter STORMS towards the title during Gameweek 26

Here is the current Serie A table in the 23/24 season, including the title contenders and relegation battlers in the top Italian league.

  • 1 day

La Liga Table; Barcelona on Fire whilst Girona slip up in WILD Gameweek 26

Here is the current La Liga table in the 23/24 season, including the title contenders and relegation battlers in the top Spanish league.

  • 1 day

European Golden Boot: The Contenders for the 23/24 Season

Here are the top contenders for the European Golden Boot/Golden Shoe in the 23/24 campaign including Mbappe, Kane and Haaland.

  • 2 days

Premier League Injuries: Who is out, questionable or doubtful? Gameweek 27

Here are all of the Premier League players who are currently injured, doubtful for their next game or out long-term.

  • 2 days

Premier League Top Goalscorers This Season: Gameweek 26

Here are the current Top Goalscorers in the Premier League in the 23/24 season and who is likely to take home the golden boot

  • 3 days

Most read