Liverpool have been at the wrong end of the VAR in half of our games this season

Liverpool have been at the wrong end of the VAR in half of our games this season

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes VAR decisions have ended in error in half of their Premier League games this season.

The defending champions beat Sheffield United 2-1 from behind.

Seven days after the Reds wrote a letter to the Premier League explaining the two referrals written by David Coot in the Mercedes derby, the video assistant – this time Andre Mariner – came to the fore again.

Although Brazil appeared to have won on the edge of the international ball area, he picked up Oli McBurney from Fabinho’s tackle from a free kick into a penalty. To move the blades forward.

However, goals from Roberto Firmino and Diego Jotta extended Liverpool’s unbeaten home league run to 62 games, a short break from equaling the club record between 1978 and 1981.

When asked about his views on the Fabianho tackle, Klopp said: “There is nothing wrong with that.

“This is now the sixth game of the season, and in three of them we are at the wrong end of such a decision.

“It simply came to our notice then that we did not want any harm.

“The penalty we agreed to gave Sheffield the right boost. It was good until then, but we lost some patience and we didn’t want to do exactly that.

J‌rgen Klopp does not think Fabinho’s challenge to Oli McBarney is wrong (Stu Foster / PA)

“Then we scored a goal in the best attack, half time we adjusted a few things, started well in the second, scored the second goal and scored another (Muhammad Salah rejected one attempt) – I don’t know if it was offside or not, Moe got another incredible chance, super play from him . ”

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Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder believes there is nothing wrong with the VAR decision, and that his team would have received two more penalties.

That’s why the Blades were frustrated at not getting anything out of the best performance in the game.

“I thought (penalty),” he said.

“I have been informed that there may be another couple. I thought their response to the challenge was absolutely telling.

“The performance was great, it needs to come here and get a chance, I thought we had a chance to get a result.

Chris Wilder’s men could not hold an early lead at Anfield (Michael Steele / PA)

“There is a lot of frustration in our dressing room. We boarded the bus believing we would get a result and we got back on the bus in frustration that we didn’t get it.

“I think my assessment is not far off to engage in a tight game.

“They had more control, more control, but I didn’t think it was one-way traffic, which is the frustrating thing from tonight.

“But we have no sympathy, no white flags flying up. This split is brutal and brutal and is hard to take tonight. ”

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