After losing to Tottenham, Liverpool threatened to “escalate” the VAR situation further.

After a high-profile mistake, enraged Reds promise to “explore the range of options available.”

After a VAR error cost them dearly in their defeat to Tottenham on Saturday, Liverpool has vowed to “escalate” their dissatisfaction with the referees’ organization PGMOL.

It was determined that VAR officials Darren England and Dan Cook’s “lapse in concentration” was to blame for mistakenly approving an offside judgment to invalidate Luis Diaz’s goal in north London. Officials apologized to the Reds for the error.

After it was discovered that the referees had missed the linesman’s flag to deny the goal and believed Liverpool had already been awarded it, they were both removed from the games scheduled for next weekend.

After the game, it was revealed that both men were members of a refereeing squad in the United Arab Emirates, raising concerns about the Premier League’s refereeing culture.

In a statement issued on Sunday night, Liverpool established a strategy for considering additional action in the wake of the 2-1 loss.

“Liverpool Football Club acknowledges PGMOL’s admission of their shortcomings last night,” it said. It is obvious that the rules of the game were not correctly applied, which compromised the integrity of sports.

“We completely acknowledge the demands that match officials face, but the introduction and use of VAR is designed to lessen, not increase, these pressures.

“Therefore, it is unacceptable that no subsequent intervention was made and that adequate time was not provided to allow the right decision to be made.

It is particularly unacceptable that such errors have already been labeled as “significant human error.” Only the review, in full transparency, should determine any and all results.

“This is crucial for the accuracy of decisions made in the future because it applies to all clubs, and lessons learned will be applied to systems to make sure situations like this don’t happen again.


Given the obvious need for escalation and resolution, “we will explore the range of options available” in the interim.

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