Fans take aim at VAR after bizarre call during Liverpool’s meeting with Brighton
Liverpool are currently locked in Premier League action with Graham Potter’s Brighton.
The Reds headed into the game knowing that a win would, temporarily at least, close the gap on Manchester City to three points.
Man City are not in action till Monday when they face Crystal Palace, a game they should win.
As a result, Liverpool really cannot afford to drop any points against an out-of-form Brighton that have lost their last four league games.
And, at the time of writing, Liverpool are on course to pick up a big three points.
Brighton started the tie well, but Liverpool would take the lead after 20 minutes when Luis Diaz headed in from a lovely Joel Matip ball.
Luis Diaz opens the scoring after an incredible pass from Joël Matip! 🔥
Despite being taken out by Robert Sánchez the Liverpool forward is ok to carry on 🙏 pic.twitter.com/Vka83JoN2X
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 12, 2022
VAR officials targeted
In the build-up to Diaz’s goal, the Colombian was quite clearly followed by Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.
Keepers obviously have the right to come out and challenge for any ball, but the Spaniard was very late in his challenge and his foot was very high.
Yet despite being looked at by VAR, Sanchez was not even shown a yellow card.
In turn, VAR has come in for some heavy criticism online, with just some of the reaction shown below:
Not even a yellow card. Not even a VAR recommendation that the ref look at it. Stuart Atwell another of the useless bunch. Not fit for purpose. I know I rant about this shit, but this is utter bollocks #LFC pic.twitter.com/mvCOOGHcbf
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) March 12, 2022
That is one of the maddest VAR decisions of the season, and there have been a lot of them. These officials in the Premier League are basically just not very good are they?
— Tyrone Marshall (@TyMarshall_MEN) March 12, 2022
No Red Card? VAR embarrassing again
— Harry (FPLTIPZ) (@FPL_Harry) March 12, 2022
Peter Walton just went against a VAR decision. You’ve defo messed up, @VAR.
— Sam McGuire (@SamMcGuire90) March 12, 2022
VAR is a complete shambles. Regardless of if you think that’s a red card for Robert Sanchez or not (personally think it is), the referee not being sent to the monitor to review the challenge beggars belief.
— Transfer News (@TransferChecker) March 12, 2022
Absolute disgrace. What is the point in VAR @premierleague get it in the bin. Stuart Attwell is a disgrace! 🚮
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) March 12, 2022
Reckless and dangerous. Abysmal decision from VAR.
— Anfield Watch (@AnfieldWatch) March 12, 2022
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