Premier League boss tells Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to ‘accept’ VAR error and move on

The Premier League is unlikely to allow a replay and one of Klopp’s colleagues has told him to go ahead.

A Premier League coach has asked Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp to “accept” Luis Diaz’s erroneous failure to recognize VAR in the first half against Tottenham last Saturday.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp called for a replay of the match against Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday, suggesting it was a logical conclusion after PGMOL released the audio recording between VAR officials.

However, Aston Villa manager Unai Emery said Klopp simply had to accept the result regardless of the mistake, while highlighting how VAR had helped erase the vast majority of errors from the game.

“Before, when we didn’t have VAR, there were a lot of errors – more than today,” Emery said in his press conference ahead of Aston Villa’s Europa Conference League clash against Bosnian club Zrinjski.

“Now I can accept some errors from VAR. They’re just a few… small errors.

Of course it was a big mistake by Liverpool in the last match against Tottenham, but we have to accept it, because before without VAR there were always more of them.

“I listened to the conversation between the referees, because it’s popular, and they were worried about their mistake, but they couldn’t respond because they had started playing again. It’s a mistake. I accept it.” Of course, it’s more difficult for Liverpool.

“It’s also more difficult for Jürgen, but I accept it. I know that before VAR came into play, there were more errors than today.

But as before, if there is a mistake, you have to accept it. So no, no (to a replay) We have to accept it as before when we were without VAR.

A repeat also seems very unlikely. According to BBC Sport, the Premier League will not consider replaying the match, meaning the result will stand despite the clear mistake resulting from a “loss of focus and concentration”, according to PGMOL.

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