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The Reds poured forward with the scores 2-2 and Henderson turned the ball in during the dying embers.
Everton players looked heartbroken as the current Premier League champions celebrated, but there would be one more twist.
VAR ruled Sadio Mane was offside in the build-up, meaning Michael Oliver overruled the strike.
This Jordan Henderson goal didn't count in the end after a controversial offside call...- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 17, 2020
But the no-look pass from Thiago to Mané deserved some love :clap: pic.twitter.com/b1kQaf4E9Q
Jordan Henderson had the ball in the Everton net in stoppage time...
But it was ruled for *this* offside call in the build-up :flushed: pic.twitter.com/BJ2N2qc1jN
- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 17, 2020
It means the first Merseyside derby of the season ended in a draw and Everton remain top of the table for this weekend.
Fans have reacted to the decision and they think Mane looked onside.
Current state of VAR and the handball rule are degrading the game.
Needs serious fixing or it will detract people from watching/enjoying the sport.
Enough is enough.
- EiF (@EiFSoccer) October 17, 2020
Two wrongs don't make a right and if you think I'm going to celebrate Liverpool getting robbed of a deserved win by VAR just because VAR robbed Arsenal over and over again last season then you're probably right. pic.twitter.com/q6g1MJWv5M
- WelBeast (@WelBeast) October 17, 2020
Mane is quite literally behind the blue line... do they just draw them at random?? #VAR pic.twitter.com/YUDkLKO0vp
- George (@georgeachillea) October 17, 2020
Absolute joke of a game.
VAR is a farce. pic.twitter.com/YBaNuvlMcq
- Laurie (@LFCLaurie) October 17, 2020
Again, the problem isn't VAR. The problem is the offside rule as it stands and the way it works with VAR. https://t.co/IExdUPxtB6
- Grant Wahl (@GrantWahl) October 17, 2020
Liverpool fully deserved to win that game - they were excellent, by miles the better team. But they didn't because VAR is a joke, broke or both. Simple as that.
- Sachin Nakrani (@SachinNakrani) October 17, 2020
Liverpool took the lead inside three minutes through Mane, but Virgil van Dijk hobbled off in the 11th minute after a challenge from Jordan Pickford.
Michael Keane equalised for the Toffees with a thumping header.
Mohamed Salah restored the Reds' lead in the second half but Dominic Calvert-Lewin hit back with his tenth goal of the season.
Richarlison was sent off in the dying embers for a horrific challenge on Thiago Alcantara, which left both men in a heap.
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