PGMOL boss Howard Webb apologized to Liverpool after VAR debacle against Tottenham

Liverpool have received an apology from Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) boss Howard Webb after VAR wrongly ruled out Luis Diaz’s first-half goal against Tottenham Hotspur for offside.

This came after PGMOL admitted in an official statement after the match that a “significant” human error had occurred after Diaz put the ball in the net.

The statement said: “PGMOL acknowledges that a significant human error occurred during Tottenham Hotspur’s first half against Liverpool.

Luiz Diaz’s goal was disallowed by the on-field referees for offside.

“This was a clear factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded via VAR intervention, but VAR did not intervene.

The PGMOL will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances that led to the error.”

According to The Independent, Howard Webb has apologized to the club after their long unbeaten run came to an unceremonious end at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

While Diaz’s disallowed goal was the biggest talking point after the match, referee Simon Cooper’s decision to send off Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota also came under heavy criticism.

Jones was initially shown a yellow card for a challenge on Yves Bissouma, but Hooper consulted the pitch monitor and decided to send the England midfielder off.

On the other hand, Jota was sent off for two bookable offences, the first of which was a questionable decision as footage later showed that Tottenham’s Destiny had actually tripped Udogie herself.

The Reds will be without Jones for three home games as he received a red card, while Jota will only miss one game as he was given marching orders for two bookable offences.

However, both players are expected to feature in midweek as Liverpool prepare to host Union Saint-Gilloise of the Belgian Pro League in the UEFA Europa League.

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