Liverpool Fans Think Referee Chris Kavanagh 'Didn't Even Watch' Penalty Incident Properly On Monitor
Footage of referee Chris Kavanagh making a decision at the VAR monitor following the collision between Trent Alexander-Arnold and Dominic Calvert-Lewin remains a big talking point on social media.
An early goal from Richarlison gave Carlo Ancelotti's side the lead and despite Liverpool creating a number of chances throughout, they looked fairly comfortable in large spells.
That being said, a penalty decision in the 83rd minute has still left plenty of Liverpool fans furious. In fact, it's the actions of referee Chris Kavanagh that have angered fans most.
Honestly I do a better job of pretending to read the Nando's menu before ordering than Chris Kavanagh has done pretending to look at that screen there.
- Emilia (@emiliabona) February 20, 2021
"I'm not sure what he's supposed to do!?" said Sky Sports commentator Jamie Carragher
"I'm not sure what he's supposed to do!?"
Dominic Calvert-Lewin runs over Trent Alexander-Arnold and Chris Kavanagh awards Everton a penalty! :eyes:
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- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) February 20, 2021
Following the incident, many noticed how Kavanagh didn't spend a great deal of time at the VAR monitor to assess the challenge.
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Here's just some of the reaction from social media.
Didn't even wait around for the angle that shows DCL running into Trent's head and falling over.
Games gone. pic.twitter.com/JKxD5gw7cf
- Amit :trophy: (@LFC_Amit) February 20, 2021
Chris Kavanagh checking the VAR monitor #LIVEVE pic.twitter.com/6JnJuXHnPm
- Jonny:reminder_ribbon: (@jonnyshoegaze) February 20, 2021
Chris Kavanagh looking at the VAR monitor. Ludicrous. pic.twitter.com/q0Ru1j8f3b
- Keifer MacDonald (@KeiferMacd) February 20, 2021
Chris Kavanagh going to the monitor knowing he was never actually going to look at it...#LIVEVE pic.twitter.com/yywzm7J6zy
- 30 Years Red (@30YearsRed) February 20, 2021
"Chris Kavanagh has been asked to look at the monitor" pic.twitter.com/Dj6ffFsLyX
- Luke McGovern (@LukeMcGovern) February 20, 2021
Chris Kavanagh didn't even get chance to watch the replay on the VAR monitor before he just walks away- Matty Foster (@crooky6987) February 20, 2021
Standard of officials in this country is shambolic - European refs are far superior these days, which is frightening because they're shambolic aswel
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