Liverpool have declared the explanation for the incorrect decision to disallow Luis Diaz's goal at Tottenham Hotspur as "unacceptable" and believe the incident undermined sporting integrity.
The Reds have taken the unusual step of releasing a statement in response to the ongoing furore surrounding their 2-1 Premier League defeat to the Londoners on Saturday evening.
PGMOL confirmed after the game Diaz had a goal wrongly ruled out for offside with the score still goalless in the first half due to a human error by VAR Darren England and his assistant Dan Cook.
The ECHO understands PGMOL chief Howard Webb reached out to Liverpool b to offer an apology for the disallowed goal after the final whistle, with a review now taking place over the incident.
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But the Reds, while accepting the circumstances are wholly unprecedented, are unhappy with the reasoning given for the mistake and regard the situation as one in which the laws of the game were not applied and the correct outcome achieved due to a failure of VAR protocols.
In a statement released on their website on Sunday evening, the club said: “Liverpool Football Club acknowledges PGMOL’s admission of their failures last night. It is clear that the correct application of the laws of the game did not occur, resulting in sporting integrity being undermined.
“We fully accept the pressures that match officials work under but these pressures are supposed to be alleviated, not exacerbated, by the existence and implementation of VAR.
“It is therefore unsatisfactory that sufficientRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk