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Richard Keys calls VAR a 'waste of time' when one person is on the pitch following Liverpool vs Man City

Richard Keys calls VAR a 'waste of time' when one person is on the pitch following Liverpool vs Man City

The pundit didn't hold back after Liverpool were denied a late penalty.

Richard Keys believes that VAR is a 'waste of time' as long as one person is on the pitch following the controversial ending to Liverpool's draw with Manchester City.

On Sunday Liverpool and Man City played out a pulsating 1-1 draw at Anfield, but the home side felt they were robbed of the win.

Jurgen Klopp's side dominated the second half, and it looked like they would get their reward when Alexis Mac Allister went down in the penalty area under a challenge from Jeremy Doku in the 98th minute.

Referee Michael Oliver waved play on, before consulting with Video Assistant Referee Stuart Attwell when the ball went out of play.

Despite replays appearing to show Doku catching Mac Allister in the ribs with a high foot, the VAR decided that Doku challenged for the ball in a 'reasonable' position and won it first.

Liverpool players and supporters couldn't believe the decision and neither could Klopp.

After the game the Liverpool boss argued: "This situation, in all positions on the pitch, is 100 per cent a foul. It's 100 per cent a foul and a yellow card.

"It's a penalty for all football people. It's a penalty for football people, if you think it's not one then maybe you're not a football fan."

Football presenter Richard Keys certainly agreed with Klopp's assessment, taking to X to suggest that referee Oliver thinks he is above VAR.

On Monday Keys posted on X: "Until someone in VAR finds the courage to tell [Michael] Oliver that he’s made a mistake what we saw happen at Anfield yesterday - & most weeks elsewhere - will keep happening.

"I’ve said it all this season & last. He thinks he’s above reproach. VAR is a waste of time when he’s on the pitch."

The draw saw Arsenal remain top of the Premier League table on goal difference, level on 64 points with Liverpool and one point ahead of City.

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Topics: Liverpool, Manchester City, Premier League, VAR, Jurgen Klopp, Richard Keys