Liverpool face four-match suspension following Tottenham’s response to VAR request

The Tottenham news in response to Spurs’ 2-1 win over Liverpool this weekend continues into the new week after Curtis Jones was sent off

Liverpool are set to appeal the red card shown to Curtis Jones during their 2-1 Premier League defeat to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday afternoon.

The midfielder was sent off in the 26th minute after referee Simon Hooper converted his initial yellow card into a red card.

Jones’ attack on Yves Bissouma was ruled a serious foul by VAR and the decision came after Hooper viewed the footage on the pitch monitor.

Jürgen Klopp’s woes with the video assistant referee continued throughout the match, with Luis Diaz’s goal wrongly ruled out for offside.

The goal was reviewed and disallowed by VAR, although the PGMOL later released a statement admitting the decision was wrong.

Many criticized VAR’s performance in north London last weekend and Liverpool are now said to be appealing Jones’ red card.

However, if the appeal is not successful, the 22-year-old could receive an extra match on top of the suspension.

According to the ruling, if the appeal is deemed “frivolous”, Jones’ suspension could be extended from three to four matches, meaning he will miss matches against Brighton & Hove Albion, Everton, Nottingham Forest and Luton Town.

Liverpool do not believe Jones used excessive force in his challenge and will seek to have the versatile midfielder’s ban overturned by appealing to the Football Association.

Elsewhere, after PGMOL boss Howard Webb appeared on Sky Sports Monday Night Football to give a behind-the-scenes look at some of the VAR decisions, GOAL reported that audio of Diaz’s disallowed goal will soon be released to the public following of a formal request to hear that the conversation between Stockley Park officials and Simon Hooper was conducted by Liverpool.

Liverpool’s harsh statement could force two major changes to how VAR works

“To boil it down to a single statement only highlights the strangeness of the matter: no goal was awarded because the officials decided it was a goal.

Welcome to football in 2023.”
Everyone was at Liverpool until things got difficult for them. It seems that being the victim of an absurd decision is one thing, but talking about it is another.

Fans of all clubs obviously have their injustices, and in fact they have all been committed in the last 48 hours, but in most cases these were subjective decisions. This was something completely different.

Breaking it down into one sentence only emphasizes its utter strangeness: a goal wasn’t awarded because the referees decided it was a goal. Welcome to football in 2023.

We won’t go through it all again because you’re all tired of it by now, but the main point to take away is that somehow, for whatever reason, it may become clear that either Darren England or Dan Cook at Second Luis Diaz had given the ten men the lead Liverpool at Tottenham when he had a shot on net.

There were many more people, like the thousands of Liverpool fans on the other side of the Earth, those watching the game in pubs with the sound on, and those of us in the press room who thought Diaz was at his worst dish.

However, there were plenty of clues that he had been marked offside, including Diaz interrupting his celebration, the joyful cheers from the home fans towards the visiting player and, most importantly, the man who stood there with his flag in high. It was a great event.

After an exasperated Jurgen Klopp made light of the situation on Saturday night, there was a sense that everyone was waiting to see what Liverpool would do as a club, and they were not disappointed.

But putting aside the ugly nonsense that the statement has generated, there is a possibility that a club acting in this way and demanding answers could introduce change, with two fairly simple steps available that can be introduced quite quickly.

The semi-automatic offside system worked well in the World Cup and continues to work well in the Champions League.

It certainly wouldn’t take much effort to get into the Premier League relatively quickly.

Presumably this would not be a no-brainer if one analyzed the fundamentally terrible decision made by the assistant referee on the field, and then people would be able to act in due time.

The semi-automatic offside system worked well during the World Cup in Qatar.

The second change would require a change to the sacred ‘letter of law’ of referees, but it’s time to take a look and update it for the VAR era.

Yes, it’s nice that Dog & Duck vs The King’s Head is played under the same rules as Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool, but these days they might as well be different sports.

You could call it a “significant human error law,” if you like, but an emergency stoppage of the game if a serious error was made that affects a non-subjective decision and a goal is awarded or disallowed as a result, would have brought salvation. us all the hot air, steam and counter-steam of the last few days.

Presumably by the time England and/or Cook realized their mistake, Tottenham had restarted the match with a free kick, and so the referees – according to the letter of the law – felt powerless to correct their mistake.

They must have talked about it, though, which might explain why the “VAR check” graphic remained on the big screen at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for a while after the restart, confusing us all.

Let’s give England and Cook the benefit of the doubt and say they busted their asses within ten seconds of Tottenham resuming the game.

Nothing happened in those ten seconds, so why should they have priority over a goal? Goals are important things in football.

This is not basketball, where a new score will soon follow.
A Brentford goal at Arsenal was conceded after a VAR error in February.

Introducing a law like this would help address the serious errors Arsenal made at home to Brentford and Brighton at Crystal Palace on the same day last season, 11 February, when incorrect offside lines were drawn and goals were incorrectly awarded and consequently not allowed. .

In the current flood of complaints from fans about decisions unfavorable to their team, these are the only recent ones that are in any way comparable to what happened at Tottenham, but they could have been corrected if the referees had been able to correct them quickly Quite .

What actually is the job of a VAR assistant?
If you introduced this law you would still face a lot of criticism and subjective decisions such as Curtis Jones’ red card will always be open to interpretation.

You will also experience the madness of cameras failing to capture things properly, as happened for and against Liverpool at home to Wolves and away to Arsenal respectively last season. VAR will always find a way to catch up to VAR.

This is an opportunity to correct the concrete and undeniable mistakes that the people who run the system can occasionally make, so can’t we just take this opportunity?.

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