Liverpool ask PL to look into VAR selections on Derby Day


Liverpool reportedly asked the Premier League to investigate the use of VAR in two controversial decisions during their 2-2 draw at Everton on Saturday.

The Premier League champions were denied a Derby Tag win when Jordan Henderson's added time was ruled out for being offside on the border against Sadio Mane.

Liverpool were also unhappy that no action was taken against Jordan Pickford in the opening minutes following the Everton goalkeeper's knee-high challenge against Virgil van Dijk. Van Dijk had to be replaced and was taken to hospital for a scan after the game.

It is believed that Liverpool have asked the Premier League to investigate why Pickford's tackle was not scrutinized by VAR official David Coote and explain how Mane was offside for the illegal Henderson goal.

Jordan Pickford defeated Virgil van Dijk in the Everton area – the referee took no action despite Van Dijk being pushed out of the game

Jürgen Klopp was angry about the decisions made by the officials after the game and said: "I came into the locker room and there were people standing there saying they had observed the situation (VAR non-approved goal) and said they did not understand." why they whistled offside.

"I really support VAR and especially on offside you expect the right decision to be made. We scored a goal once at Aston Villa and they said the armpit was offside! It sounds funny but we got it."



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"This time I saw once that there was no armpit call, just offside. Since then I've done about 10 interviews and everyone tells me it wasn't offside and that obviously doesn't lift my mood.

"It's difficult, but we lost a player in a situation where VAR wasn't involved (Pickford at Van Dijk) and maybe another player in the red card situation (Richarlison at Thiago Alcantara) and we have a legitimate one Scoring a goal didn't count. Obviously it wasn't our day, but it was the performance I wanted to see. "

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Steven Gregory