During the round-robin match between Liverpool and Tottenham, the match referee canceled a goal that appeared to be valid, when the result indicated a goalless draw in the first half. Egyptian star Mohamed Salah passed an accurate pass to his Colombian teammate, Luis Diaz, who went one-on-one and scored a goal.
The Rulers Association is justified
Immediately after the end of the match, the Professional Referees Association admitted the error of not counting the goal, and said in a statement:
The Professional Referees Association acknowledges that significant human error occurred during the first half of the Tottenham-Liverpool match. Luis Diaz’s goal was disallowed for offside by the match officials on the pitch. This was a clear mistake and the goal was supposed to be scored through the intervention of video technology, but it failed to intervene with a sound decision. The Association will conduct a full review of the circumstances that led to the error.
Klopp denounces injustice
Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp said in the press conference following the match:
The goal was disallowed for offside, there was no offside, and the referees drew the lines incorrectly. This is difficult to deal with. I have never seen a match with so many unfair decisions. It’s a bit strange.. I’m not in the mood. I’m pretty sure whoever made this decision didn’t do it on purpose…but are people in VAR under a lot of pressure? The Referees Association’s recognition will not help in any way. The same thing happened in the match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton.
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