Fans Think There Was A Handball In Build-Up To Liverpool's Opening Goal Against Wolves
Fans think here was a handball in the build-up to Sadio Mane's goal to open the scoring for Liverpool at home to Wolves at Anfield.
The goal was initially disallowed after Anthony Taylor deemed Adam Lallana to have handled the ball prior to Mane smashing home past Rui Patricio.
After a long VAR check, the decision was overturned and it seemed to be the correct call. However, there was a belief from fans that the ball struck the arm of defender Virgil van Dijk seconds before he sent Lallana through with a stunning long pass.
After a lengthy VAR delay where the ball appeared at first to strike Adam Lallana on the arm, Sadio Mane's goal stood.
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VAR looked at it but the verdict was said to be "inconclusive".
VAR gives this offside but then says that this handball can't be given as the evidence is "inconclusive". #VAR #VanDijk #varout #LIVWOL #wwfc @premierleague pic.twitter.com/1GHdjnN3zH
- Sam Jones (@jonezey_) December 29, 2019
Van Dijk with a handball in the build-up to Liverpool's goal. Just seen it and looked like a handball to me. Deemed 'inconclusive'. #wwfc
- Joe Edwards (@JoeEdwards_Star) December 29, 2019
Here's another. Handball by Van Dijk, one pass and a shoulder later it's in the net... Any handball that leads to a goal, intentional or not, will get overturned... not for LiVARpool ♂️ pic.twitter.com/24Ahwdsky9
- Liam @ LDC_Designs (@LDC__DESIGNS) December 29, 2019
And if you disagree with me and think everything should be by the book, then Mane's goal should also be disallowed because of Van Dijk's handball in the build-up. pic.twitter.com/fcyLrlLM7v
- Lee Seng Foo (@sengfoo88) December 29, 2019
Handball by Van Dijk in Liverpool's build up given as 'inconclusive'. What a joke. @premierleague #wwfc pic.twitter.com/VdKPf8WniG
- gêørgë (@GlWwfc) December 29, 2019
The VAR show continued on the stroke of half-time when Pedro Neto's equaliser for Wolves was disallowed after the technology, with the help of the normal dodgy lines, decided that Jonny Otto's hand was offside.