Viral Video Shows All The VAR Decisions That have Gone Against Liverpool
Last month, following the 1-0 loss to Southampton at St Mary's, @CF_Comps posted a clip showing a whole host of decisions that have not gone in Liverpool's favour.
In that Southampton defeat, there were no less than THREE VAR calls, including two penalty shouts and an unpunished two-footed tackle on James Milner.
And there are many that Reds fans feel hard done by in the season on the whole. The two minute video starts with what happened at Southampton and quickly transitions into footage from the game Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park.
In the 2-2 draw, Jordan Pickford escaped action for a horror challenge that put Virgil Van Dijk out for the season - while the champions had a dramatic Jordan Henderson winner chalked off because Sadio Mane was deemed to be offside.
There's also the bizarre decision not to overturn Marcus Rashford's goal in the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford last term despite a clear foul on Divock Origi in the build-up, while Liverpool had a Firmino strike ruled out for a challenge on David De Gea in the reverse fixture at Anfield.
Another high-profile incident was Mane having his leg pulled by Karl Darlow in the 0-0 draw away at Newcastle and you know Liverpool supporters won't be forgetting the controversial penalties against Sheffield United and Brighton that finish off the compilation.
But there was another to add to the collection on Saturday as Liverpool felt aggrieved by the manner in which Leicester pulled level in the 3-1 defeat at the King Power Stadium.
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For starters, referee Anthony Taylor appeared to give a penalty for a foul on Harvey Barnes before the decision was then reversed for a free-kick on the edge of the area.
If anyone can make it clear to me where this blue line is drawn from which allows the attacker to be onside, please let me know. I have no qualms with marginal decisions going to attackers but the number of goals #lfc have had disallowed for this is galling #var pic.twitter.com/1w3EOz4Ahx- MJB (@rochdalescouser) February 13, 2021
James Maddison whipped it all the way in but the flag went up for offside as Daniel Amartey had attempted to get on the end of it.
The lines came out for the check and Stuart Attwell, the man in charge of VAR, deemed Roberto Firmino's foot to have kept Amartey onside.
Speaking after the 3-1 loss, Jurgen Klopp insisted that the goal was offside and strongly claimed VAR paused the replay at the wrong moment.
"We conceded a really strange goal - I've said this plenty of times but it's VAR. VAR should be completely objective, but it's not," Klopp told talkSPORT.
"Because somebody has to make a decision whether it's offside or not and which moment is the moment when we judge the offside.
"I've seen [the replay] back plenty of time now and how I saw it is that Maddison didn't even touch the ball when he judged the situation.
"That's obviously a situation where Stuart Attwell has to show responsibility for why he chose that situation.
"His foot [Maddison] is behind the ball, so how can somebody know he already touched ball?
"A millisecond later and three Leicester players are closer to the goal. That's it."
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