What's Happened To The Linesman Who Allowed Liverpool's Goal Despite Milner Being Offside

Simon Beck has paid the price for his officiating blunder on Monday night.

The linesman allowed James Milner to cross for Sadio Mane who opened the scoring against West Ham United.

That's despite Milner being clearly offside when he received the ball.

Image: Sky Sports
Image: Sky Sports

West Ham eventually netted a equaliser in the first-half but Manuel Pellegrini was still fuming with the officials over the decision.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL) have since reacted by axing Beck from his duties for this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

What's more, according to Mirror, Beck has been spoken to by his bosses and 'given the weekend to go shopping'.

Image: PA
Image: PA

"I don't include the referee because it was the linesman's mistake," Pellegrini said. "For the first goal [Milner] was one and a half metres offside but if you see the linesman he was watching the ball, not the line.

"The last play of the game, you can see the linesman is up with the line of play. It is difficult to see why he didn't raise his flag."

Image: Sky Sports
Image: Sky Sports

"If we'd lose 2-1 it would have been unacceptable. It was one mistake and allowed them to draw. Every game is different, which means football gives you chances for revenge," he added.

"But I'm proud of the way we played against Liverpool. If we continue this way. I will be more happy than angry."

Manchester City pounced on Liverpool dropping points by beating Everton on Wednesday to regain top spot.

However, Jurgen Klopp's side have the chance to go back to the top when they host Bournemouth on Saturday.

Nasir Jabbar

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