English football only had one piece of news ahead after Saturday’s match against Tottenham. How did the referees make a simple offside decision on Luis Diaz’s goal?
PGMOL responded by apologizing to Liverpool, blaming human failure.
This is what Liverpool Football Club wrote in a statement on Sunday evening:
“We fully accept that referees are working under high pressure, but this should be mitigated by VAR, not exacerbated. It is therefore unsatisfactory not to allow sufficient time to allow the correct decision to be made and for no subsequent interference to occur.”
“The fact that such errors have already been classified as ‘major human error’ is also unacceptable. All outcomes should only be determined after review with full transparency. This is essential for the reliability of future decision-making, and the incident should be used to improve processes to ensure that Such a situation again. Liverpool FC writes.
The club is now looking for opportunities available to them. The announcement does not specify exactly what these possibilities might be.
“In the meantime, we will explore the range of options available to us, given the clear need to find a solution,” he added. Club writes.
PGMOL wrote this
“PGMOL acknowledges that a significant human error occurred during the first half between Tottenham and Liverpool. Luis Diaz’s goal was ruled out for offside by the officiating staff on the pitch.”
“This was a clear and obvious foul and should have resulted in the goal being awarded by VAR, which does not intervene. PGMOL will conduct a comprehensive review of the circumstances that led to the foul. PGMOL will immediately contact Liverpool after the match to acknowledge the foul.”
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