Roberto Firmino had a goal disallowed for offside during Liverpool’s win at Aston Villa last week, as Tottenham Hotspur and Sheffield United were involved in their own drama on Saturday.
Liverpool supporters on Twitter are raging that VAR favoured Tottenham during their 1-1 draw with Sheffield United on Saturday.
Last week, Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino had a goal disallowed against Aston Villa because VAR stated that his armpit/shoulder was offside, as the much-criticised system was at the centre of attention during Tottenham’s score draw with the Blades.
David McGoldrick thought he had scored in the second half, but the VAR officials ruled that John Lundstram’s toe was offside, but Liverpool fans noticed that a small part of Eric Dier’s head was ahead of Lundstram’s toe, so they think the goal should have stood.
The Reds supporters weren’t impressed with how the system is working as they think that, like with Firmino last week, it has ruled out a valid effort.
At the time of that VAR decision, Spurs had just taken the lead through Heung-Min Son before the drama unfolded two minutes later.
VAR is seemingly affecting everyone, as Liverpool have seemingly been on the wrong side of certain decisions in recent weeks.
From that disallowed goal at Villa to Liverpool’s anger that Marcus Rashford’s goal stood during their 1-1 draw at Old Trafford when the away fans thought that there had been a foul on Divock Origi in the build-up.
Whether supporters think the right or wrong decision has been made, one thing is for sure, it is resulting in a number of fans becoming frustrated with how the system is being used.
It seems as though the problem is not VAR itself, but the manner in which it is being run by those in charge at the top.
Nonetheless, here is a selection of Liverpool fans reacting to that VAR drama during Tottenham’ home draw against Chris Wilder’s men:
It shouldn’t ignore narrow offside. What happened today at Spurs was that it ruled out a valid goal. Just like in the Firmino goal. Check out Dier’s head playing him on. pic.twitter.com/Ef0F137p3O— Main Bhi Escobar | രെഞ്ചു (@ra62156) November 9, 2019
They should be using the last point of the body (looks like the shoulder of the Tots player, not the head) to determine if it’s on or off. Any exposure 2 any part (for the Sheffield player) is offside. Also the ref should immediately be shown the footage as well whilst VAR check.— Brent Adonis (@brent_adonis) November 9, 2019
And exactly how is he offside— The Power of One1 (@IMS899) November 9, 2019
Armpit last week
Pinky finger this week
Cmon ffs it’s getting stupid
And his shoulder ?ﾟﾘﾂ Absolute joke— AllThingsLfc (@things_lfc) November 9, 2019
So firmino could score with his shoulder but dier can’t ?— David (@Dlan93LFC) November 9, 2019
But it was in an EARLIER phase of play ?ﾟﾤﾪ— Richard Davies (@attilladahun) November 9, 2019
Shoulder?! What about a bloody armpit?!— Jon aka Nighthawk (@MannyJohnCandy) November 9, 2019
What about armpit?!— Giorgi Lemonjava (@gio9184) November 9, 2019
If you draw the line, it looks offside. pic.twitter.com/x3ffFBcONT— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) November 9, 2019
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