VAR went against Liverpool on two occasions during their draw at Manchester United this evening.
Gary Lineker has backed the first VAR decision in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw at Manchester United this evening.
The Champions League winners fell behind when Marcus Rashford fired the hosts ahead on 36 minutes.
Liverpool’s Divock Origi was seemingly fouled by Victor Lindelof in the build-up, but Martin Atkinson ultimately awarded the goal after a VAR check as Jurgen Klopp fumed on the touchline.
A number of high-profile former players were divided over whether the goal should have been allowed on Twitter.
But Match of the Day host Lineker is certain that the right decision was made, arguing that it was a ‘nothing challenge’ from Lindelof and only ‘howlers’ should be overturned.
Deserved lead for @ManUtd. As for VAR: disallowing goals for that nothing challenge would really destroy the game. Got to be for the howlers only.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 20, 2019
VAR went against Liverpool once more in the first half, when Sadio Mane had a goal ruled out after an earlier handball, the video assisted referee determined.
In the end, Klopp’s side preserved their unbeaten start to the Premier League season when Adam Lallana sunk a late equaliser, converting Andy Robertson’s cross at the back post.
Manchester City’s win on Saturday means that Liverpool’s lead at the top of the table has been cut to six points, though.