VAR controversially rules out the equalizer by Wolves against Liverpool, the incident turns out to be the biggest talking point in the game.
VAR has once again surrounded itself around another controversy. Wolves were denied the equalizer against Liverpool for the tiniest of margins you could even imagine.
It once again puts Liverpool under the suspicion of the fans for alleged favouritism as the Reds are once again on the better end for the bizarre decision made by the VAR.
Pedro Neto thought he had levelled matters for the visitors at Anfield on the stroke of half-time, only for VAR and those dodgy lines to rule that Jonny Otto’s hand was offside.
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The goal was subsequently ruled out, leading to Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo being shown a yellow card and both “#LiVARpool and “#varout” trending on Twitter.
The implementation of technology has undoubtedly been below par as fans fumed over the VAR by highlighting the instances where goals have been disallowed for lame offsides.
This is absolutely ridiculous. When you’re using VAR to check whether someone’s a millimeter offside, that’s just silly. Wolves goal should’ve stood pic.twitter.com/D1lIY2kNvR
— Monty Taylor (@Mdavistaylor) December 29, 2019
Right. VAR. WTF – can someone explain why the lines are behind the Wolves players hand? Do armpits count for offsides but not hands?! pic.twitter.com/Kp39DXe5Zh
— Tom the FPL Jester (@FPLjester) December 29, 2019
On the other hand, the technology was not fully wrong tonight. It surely helped Liverpool correctly when it overturned Sadio Mane’s disallowed goal after Anthony Taylor had wrongly deemed that Adam Lallana handled the ball.
With this Liverpool remained with a slight lead of 1-0 through the rest of the game. Although, the disallowed goal to Wolves was definitely harsh on the visitors.
Moreover, the blunder by technology do highlight that it desperately needs reforms in order to have a better implementation in the future. Nevertheless, a win to Liverpool brings them even near to the title triumph.