Liverpool midfielder James Milner wants 'serious discussion about VAR'


Milner says football "needs a serious discussion about VAR" after Liverpool are held at Brighton

James Milner says football "needs a serious discussion about VAR" after Liverpool were held to a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Saturday.

The champions had two goals chalked off for offside after referee Stuart Atwell had consulted with the video referee, before a controversial stoppage-time penalty was awarded to the hosts.

Pascal Gross netted from 12 yards to cancel out Diogo Jota's opener and give Brighton a share of the points at the Amex.

While Mane's goal was fairly clear-cut, the decision to rule out Salah's was more contentious, with VAR deciding against Liverpool by the finest of margins.

It was the penalty decision that rankled in the Liverpool camp most , though, after Andy Robertson was judged to have caught Danny Welbeck in the closing stages on the south coast.

In a game that saw Milner withdrawn with a suspected hamstring issue, the Reds star urged the game's lawmakers to review their use of the video technology.

And the versatile veteran says he he "falling out of love" with the sport in its current form as the Liverpool squad made the journey back to Merseyside after the game.

"It’s 'clear and obvious' we need a serious discussion about VAR." tweeted Milner.

"[I'm] sure I’m not alone in feeling like they are falling out of love with the game in its current state."

Milner, who moved to right-back at half time before being forced off, is likely to miss Tuesday night's visit from Ajax in the Champions League.

The Reds host Ajax in Group D without Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk, while the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Thiago Alcantara and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also likely to be absent.

Post a Comment

Post a Comment (0)

#buttons=(Accept !) #days=(20)

Our website uses cookies to enhance your experience. Learn More
Accept !