Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has given his verdicts on match-day’s controversial decisions.
Liverpool beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge 2-1 due to Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino goals.
N’Golo Kante managed return Blues into the game, but his goal was not enough to take a point. VAR has also not been in the side of Frank Lampard and his team, as Cesar Azpilicueta’s first half goal was disallowed after the review, that noticed an offside position from Mason Mount.
Gallagher wrote: “VAR decided Liverpool defence didn’t have the opportunity to reset, so correct call.”
“Mount was clearly offside. The view of the VAR was that Liverpool never had a chance to defend that situation. Chelsea had six players touch the ball while Liverpool’s two touches were accidental touches. The VAR has to decide whether Liverpool had a chance to defend and he chose ‘no’.” he added.
Liverpool continue winning streak and keep 5 point advantage over Manchester City. Chelsea, meanwhile, are 11th with 8 points.