VAR audio of Liverpool offside error to be released to public

Liverpool were the victims of a major VAR mishap over the weekend during their meeting with top-four rivals Tottenham, which they ended up losing 2-1.

Given both sides are fighting it out for a Champions League place and maybe even the Premier League title, the decision could have a major bearing on the table come the end of the season.

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The incident occurred 34 minutes into Saturday’s clash at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and saw Luis Diaz’s goal ruled out for offside despite it being clear to most he was on.

Liverpool were already down to 10 men before Diaz’s effort and with Tottenham scoring two minutes after the decision, it is fair to assume it had a major impact on the result.

In turn, a furious Liverpool released a statement, in which they demanded to receive the audio from the match officials on the day.

Now, on October 3, it has been confirmed that the PGMOL will release the audio of the controversial Luiz Diaz offside decision to Liverpool as part of a review before it is eventually made public.

It has been decided, in consultation with the Premier League, that the audio should go through a full review first, and that the club and competition should all have a chance to assess it before it goes out to the public.

Elsewhere, referees Darren England and Dan Cook, the VAR officials who made the error, have been stood down from duty for the time being. England and Cook were replaced for Sunday’s match between Nottingham Forest and Brentford and the game between Chelsea and Fulham on Monday night. The pair have also not been issued a Premier League fixture ahead of this weekend.

Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.