Liverpool have requested a overview into the applying of VAR throughout the Merseyside derby from the Premier League, circling two incidents in want of higher rationalization.
The champions have been held 2-2 by Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday afternoon, a recreation that was bookended by the controversial choices.
Six minutes in, Jordon Pickford escaped with no purple card – or perhaps a warning – after an aggressive, horrendous scissor problem on Virgil van Dijk.
Each of the goalkeeper’s legs wrapped across the centre-back, with the left one banging into the Dutchman’s proper knee.
It was established that the VAR, David Coote, reviewed the incident to verify for a attainable penalty or whether or not Van Dijk was offside, which he was judged to marginally be, however there was no verify for a purple card.
Liverpool are understood be be incensed that the deal with that pressured the defender off the pitch wasn’t scrutinised, with no acceptable motion taken.
“We misplaced a participant in a scenario the place VAR was not concerned,” Jurgen Klopp acknowledged post-match.
Then, on 92 minutes, Jordan Henderson thought he had struck the winner for the champions just for VAR to rule Sadio Mane marginally offside within the build-up, regardless of the photographs failing to concretely present the explanation for that decision.
Klopp revealed that when he returned to the dressing room after fulfilling his media duties, “individuals stood there with a laptop computer and others stood round it and I requested what’s on. They are saying, ‘We watched the scenario again and we do not perceive why they whistled offside.’
“Look, I am an actual supporter of VAR however you’d count on that, particularly with offside, you then do the suitable choice. We scored a aim one time at Aston Villa and so they stated the armpit was offside – sounds humorous, we obtained it.
“This time, the image I noticed now as soon as on the laptop computer, there isn’t a armpit, there’s nothing, we’re simply not offside. Since then I had 10 interviews round about and everyone tells me it was not offside and that does not elevate my temper clearly.”
Liverpool will search readability on which a part of Mane’s physique was deemed to be offside in addition to the second VAR determined to freeze the body to calculate their discovering.
Van Dijk and Thiago, who was on the tip of one other terrible deal with, which rightly earned Richarlison a purple card, will endure scans to evaluate the extent of the injury brought on.