Liverpool would have won the Premier League with VAR last season. They fell short by a solitary point. However, it has emerged that if the VAR were in place, they would have topped the league with a point lead over Manchester City.
The Premier League is back and the fans can’t wait. After an exciting season that went to the last day, fans are very eager for the upcoming campaign. Many clubs have restocked their side with fresh incomings to help them go all the way. However, Liverpool have refrained from making any notable addition to their squad.
Jurgen Klopp believes that the squad he has at his disposal is good enough to help him win the league. He isn’t far off with his intuition though. Gentingbet, made an analysis of all 380 Premier League matches last season with the addition of VAR. The results indicate that Klopp’s boys would have gone on to win the Premier League last season had the system been in place.
VAR or Video Assistant Referee is a technology to assist the on-field referee and help improve the game. It helps the referee on key moments such as goals, penalties, fouls etc. The VAR will be implemented in all the Premier League games this season and hopefully it will serve its purpose and help reduce human errors. Some of which proved very costly to Liverpool last season.
Here’s how Liverpool would have won the Premier League with VAR last season
In the match between Manchester City and Tottenham at the Etihad stadium, Kyle Walker had handled the ball in the penalty area. However, it was not given. With the VAR, the offense would have been identified and Spurs would have been handed a penalty. Mauricio Pochettino’s men had a 100% penalty record last season. It is very likely they would have scored a goal and equalised the score. With the match at 1-1 City would have dropped 2 points and end up with 96 points. One short of Liverpool’s 97.
Billy Sharp, Head of Sportsbook at GentingBet said:
“It’ll be interesting to see how the introduction of the Premier League’s new rules affects this season’s competition.
“We saw in 2018/19 that titles can be won and lost by the finest of margins, so any change to the rules can have a significant impact.”
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