Richard Keys has urged the Premier League to embrace VAR specialists in light of the controversial decision that wronged Liverpool against Tottenham Hotspur.
The microscope has been firmly placed over the English top flight, their use of technology and the PGMOL, who are now under scrutiny following Luis Diaz's strike in the first half of the Reds defeat in North London.
Jurgen Klopp's side were down to 10 men when the Colombian raced through, firing into the bottom corner, but his celebrations were halted by the assistant referee's flag. There was a check from VAR but, as revealed in a later statement from the refereeing governing body, there was a "significant human error" from Stockley Park in relaying that to those on the field.
Keys has called on PGMOL chief Howard Webb to be tougher with those making the mishaps.
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"Refs should be allowed to concentrate on getting better at what they do on the field and junk VAR responsibilities," he wrote in his blog.
"I’ve said this before - VAR should be staffed by people like Chris Foy, Mark Halsey, Peter Walton - X-refs (sic) who know the laws and can be trained to understand the skill of watching the game on tv as a pro. We need full-time specialist VAR operators.
"Right now people like Foy and Walton are being sent out every Monday to make excuses for a catalogue of errors committed previous weekend. What a waste of time.
"Howard Webb (showbiz showbiz showbiz) has got to get a grip. Already this season the PGMOL has admitted to mistakes on 14 occasions.
"That’s mind-boggling - 14 times already. And that’s not toRead on liverpoolecho.co.uk