“There’s nothing we can do. FU**!”
Everything has been revealed about what happened in the video assistant referee (VAR) room that cost Liverpool the goal.
The official website of the Premier League (PL) said on the 4th (Korean time), “England’s Professional Match Officials’ Organization (PGMOL) has released the entire VAR room audio recording related to Luis Dias’ disallowed goal in the game between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool last Saturday. “He said.
The incident dates back to last weekend. Liverpool lost 1-2 in the away game to Tottenham in the 7th round of the 2023-2024 EPL season held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 1st.
The bad news of leaving occurred twice. Liverpool harassed Tottenham with strong forward pressure from the beginning, but their plan went awry when Curtis Jones was sent off in the 26th minute of the first half. Jones tried to steal the ball, but his foot slipped and he tackled Yves Bissouma hard on the shin area. The referee took out a red card after video review (VAR).
It didn’t end here. At the start of the second half, Liverpool brought in Cody Gakpo, who complained of pain, and brought in Diogo Jota. However, Jota also received a second yellow card and was sent off in the 24th minute of the second half when the game was tied 1-1. Liverpool, who played with 9 men for over 20 minutes, fell 1-2 due to Joel Matip’s unfortunate own goal just before the end of the game.
It was even more unfair because Liverpool even lost a goal due to a misjudgment. In the 34th minute of the first half, Dias slipped behind the Tottenham defense and found the net. It seemed like Liverpool would take the lead by scoring the first goal in an enemy field, but offside was declared after VAR.
However, this turned out to be a mistake due to a communication error between the video referee room and the referee. The VAR room thought the referee had recognized the goal and reported that the confirmation had been completed, but in fact, offside had been declared. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp, who lost the legitimate first goal, expressed his anger after the game, saying, “I’ve never seen a game played under such unfair conditions,” and “It was a really crazy decision.”
After the game, PGMOL also quickly acknowledged the mistake. PGMOL said, “The referee made a serious mistake in the first half. Diaz’s goal was not recognized, but VAR should have intervened and recognized it as a goal. It was a clear mistake not to do so. As a result, the intervention of the VAR referee was not done properly.” “We plan to completely review the process by which the decision was made,” he
Liverpool also immediately issued an official statement. Liverpool said on its official website: “PGMOL admitted their mistake last night. It is clear that the fairness of the sport was undermined by a failure to apply the rules of the game correctly. We completely understand the pressure referees are under토토사이트, but this pressure is not limited by VAR’s actions.” “It should be alleviated by its existence and implementation, not worsened,” he emphasized.
Measures were also requested. Liverpool said: “It is unsatisfactory that sufficient time was not given to make the right decision and there was no follow-up intervention. It is also unacceptable that this failure has already been classified as a ‘significant human error’. It must be established with full transparency, only through review. This is essential for the reliability of future decisions, as lessons learned are applied to all clubs to improve processes. We must ensure that this situation does not happen again. “He added.
Of course, it was impossible to change the outcome that had already been concluded. Rematches or draws are not possible. First, PGMOL excluded referees Darren England and Dan Cook, who were in charge of VAR review in the match between Tottenham and Liverpool, from the next game. England was scheduled to serve as the fourth referee for the game between Nottingham Forest and Brentford, and Cook was scheduled to serve as an assistant referee for the game against Fulham and Chelsea, but he was replaced.
Naturally, the controversy did not subside easily. CNN in the US called it a “monumental error.” In the end, PGMOL even released the transcript of what happened at the time. It contains all the conversations between the assistant referee, referee, VAR referee, and replay room staff. It has been reported that Liverpool has already received the recording and reviewed it.
The content is shocking. The referee and assistant referee declared offside after Diaz’s shot went into the net. And then we communicated with the VAR room and started checking again.
The VAR room immediately communicated with the replay room and looked at various angles. As a result, he accurately drew a line at the foot of Tottenham’s last defender, Christian Romero, excluding the goalkeeper, and confirmed that he was onside. Then he shouted, “Checked. Perfect.”