Gary Neville has slammed Liverpool for publishing a 'dangerous' statement after the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) admitted to 'significant human error' during the Reds' clash against Tottenham. Jurgen Klopp's side left north London empty handed on Saturday night after they were shown two red cards and had a goal wrongly disallowed.
Just before the half-hour mark, Curtis Jones was controversially sent off for a dangerous challenge on Yves Bissouma. Moments later, Luis Diaz thought he had put the visitors ahead following a great pass from Mohamed Salah.
Through on goal, the 26-year-old winger beat Guglielmo Vicario but the linesman flagged for offside. Diaz's strike was ruled out despite images showing the Liverpool star was onside.
In the second-half, Diogo Jota was shown two yellow cards in quick succession – but many supporters believe that the first of which should not have been given. Nevertheless, the PGMOL released a statement later that evening to apologise for the incorrect ruling of Diaz's offside.
Liverpool eventually responded to the announcement with a statement of their own, which Neville has described as 'dangerous' and a 'mistake'. Taking to X, formerly known at Twitter, the 48-year-old wrote: «Jurgen Klopp handled the situation well last night after the game.
»Most football fans will have had empathy with what happened and recognised it was wrong! However Liverpool's statement tonight is a mistake! Talk of exploring all options (what does that mean!!!) and sporting integrity are dangerous phrases along with being vague and aggressive.
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