The Premier League’s refereeing chiefs have admitted a huge VAR error ruled out a Liverpool goal against Tottenham in a game that ended in a 2-1 win for Spurs.
“Professional Game Match Officials Limited” confirmed the error in canceling Luis Diaz’s goal by calling it offside.
The Liverpool striker thought he had put the Reds ahead against Tottenham, but the assistant’s flag went up to deny him even though Cristian Romero was seen to be holding Diaz in the game.
However, after a very short stoppage, the goal was disallowed.
The PGMOL – which oversees referees in the Premier League, EFL and FA – confirmed after the match that there had been a major error by the pair in the VAR room.
“PGMOL acknowledges a significant human error that occurred during the first half of the Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool match. Luis Diaz’s goal was disallowed for offside by the team of match officials on the field.
“This was a clear and obvious factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded through VAR intervention, however VAR failed to intervene. PGMOL will conduct a full investigation into the circumstances that led to this error.”
“PGMOL will immediately contact Liverpool at the end of the match to acknowledge the error,” the statement said.
After the game, Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp also complained about the division of justice, while the Reds ended the game with nine players on the field after two yellow cards.