Trent Alexander Arnold Handball Controversy: Manchester City shocked with a VAR controversy which again brings doubts over implementation.
Manchester City Vs Liverpool has been surrounded by a VAR controversy fo which Premier League has continuously been criticized for, ever since the technology came in the league this summer.
Similarly, Manchester City was denied for a penalty after Liverpool’s right-back Trent Alexander was spotted with a clear red hand, but the VAR did not choose to examine it.
Unfortunately, in the same gameplay, Manchester City conceded a goal after Fabinho made a sensational strike to beat Claudio Bravo after a sluggish clearance by Ilkay Gundogan.
Thus, ideally, VAR should have denied the goal by the Brazilian International, as in the replay Alexander Arnold was clearly guilty of making a handball, as his left hand was away from his body while the ball touched his arm.
So, it would have been an ideal opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s side to have a lead in the game but on the contrary, Liverpool pulled out a dramatic advantage to themselves, bringing Manchester City in trouble.
Watch the handball
Further, things did not go merry for Manchester City, as Mohamed Salah scored a headed goal from a brilliant cross from Andy Robertson, making the deficit even deeper.
Even that went to the subject of controversy as the Egyptian International was suspected to be offside, but VAR did not clarify it, but on any other day, it even deny goals when players are just inches offside.
— Josh (@UtdJL) November 10, 2019
Manchester City already has an abysmal record at the Anfield, and with them trailing by 2 goals, it doesn’t seem there is a coming back for the Citizens, especially considering the disciplined defensive organization of Liverpool.
However, there is a long way to go in this match but things could have been different if VAR had brought justice, which is its essential purpose in the first place.