The VAR controversy surrounding Tottenham versus Liverpool looks set to take another step with a huge audio decision made. Luis Diaz thought he had given the Reds the lead in the first half only for his strike to be disallowed for offside with VAR checking the call and agreeing with the on-field decision.
It has since been revealed though that the officials in the VAR room were under the interpretation the goal was given and therefore agreed the initial was correct. Only when Tottenham began lining up to take a free kick was it clear that a horrendous mistake had been made.
VAR also played a role in the sending off of Curtis Jones with a yellow card initially shown for his challenge on Yves Bissouma. In the second half, Diogo Jota was also given his marching orders after receiving two cautions in quick succession for fouls on Destiny Udogie.
PGMOL chief Howard Webb has attempted to provide transparency regarding the decisions made, but more errors continue to be made with the one this past weekend, perhaps the worst since its inception. As a result, Liverpool released a damning statement revealing they are planning to «explore the range of options available, given the clear need for escalation and resolution.»
In the hope of giving a behind-the-scenes look at VAR, Webb has appeared on Sky Sports Monday Night football and also hosted his own show alongside Joe Cole which examined previous decisions with the audio from the VAR room. With that already happening on several occasions, according to Goal, the audio from Diaz's disallowed goal will soon be released to the public after a formal request to hear the conversation between officials at Stockley Park and Simon Hooper was made by Liverpool
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