The decision to disallow a Luis Diaz goal for Liverpool becomes baffling with every glance

Luis Diaz had a first-half goal disallowed for Liverpool in tonight’s Premier League match against Tottenham, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to understand with each subsequent glance.

The Colombian was denied by Mo Salah in the Spurs goal and finished cleanly into the net, but his joy was soon cut short when the assistant referee’s flag was raised.

Gary Neville said in a comment for Sky Sports that he was “stunned” by the decision, and the journalist providing live web updates for the broadcaster (6.04pm) was adamant that the 26-year-old was “looking at me” .

There was a very brief VAR check which went nowhere, but when screenshots of where the ball was passed were shared on social media, it emerged that Diaz was clearly looking onside thanks to his left leg tense by Cristian Romero.

The more you look at it, the more baffling it seems that the goal was disallowed. Another Premier League match marked by inexplicable refereeing decisions.

Gary Neville speaks out on whether he thinks Curtis Jones was right to be sent off against Tottenham today

Gary Neville was unhappy with the decision to send Curtis Jones to Liverpool today.

The Reds received their third red card of the Premier League season on Sunday, with Jones the last to receive his marching orders.

It looked a little harsh for the 22-year-old, and in Sky Sports commentary, Gary Neville said there was no intent from the Liverpool man.

“I know that when you make someone, he wasn’t there to make someone,” the expert said. “He shows him the final move [on the VAR screen], but that’s not how he got there.

“His foot just slides over the ball. No red card for me and that would ruin the match.”

What will happen to Liverpool this season? In Jürgen Klopp’s time at the club, the Reds have almost never seen a player sent off.

But after just six and a half Premier League games, three players saw red.

Like the decision to send Alexis Mac Allister to Bournemouth, this was another dubious decision. 

It was for Jones’ dance, no question about that. But there was no malice on the part of the academy graduate.

Rather, as Neville says, he won the ball and then slipped on it. In slow motion it looks terrible, but when you watch it at full speed you understand the true nature of the challenge.

With the Reds down a man, it wasn’t long before they were once again faced with a somewhat questionable decision from the referees.

Luis Diaz was ruled offside after blocking a pass from Mohamed Salah.

But even though he seemed incredibly tight, the check was completed within seconds. Bizarre.

From that point on in the first half it looked like he could only go in one direction.

As usual, Son Heung-Min returned to score against Liverpool. Luckily, Cody Gakpo responded in overtime, game on!

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