Gary Neville criticises Liverpool over VAR statement

Liverpool had released a statement to slam VAR decision on Luis Diaz goal

Luis Diaz goal ruled out for offside

Gary Neville has strongly criticised Liverpool for their recent statement on VAR following their 2-1 defeat to Tottenham.

Neville has accused Liverpool of using "dangerous phrases" and being both "vague" and "aggressive" in their statement.

The former Manchester United full-back wrote on X (Twitter) : “Jurgen Klopp handled the situation well last night after the game. Most football fans will have had empathy with what happened and recognised it was wrong!

“However Liverpools statement tonight is a mistake! Talk of exploring all options ( what does that mean!!! ) and sporting integrity are dangerous phrases along with being vague and aggressive.

“Sorry we f@@@@d up was enough! I said this last night. Sorry should be respected and not undervalued.

“This is a snap reaction that can always be wrong but I feel strongly about it."

Liverpool's Statement on VAR Failings in Disallowed Goal by Luis Diaz

Liverpool Football Club released a statement on Sunday evening in response to the disallowance of Luis Diaz's goal in their match against Tottenham on Saturday.

The statement clarified that the goal was disallowed for offside by the on-field team of match officials, despite being a clear and obvious factual error. This decision was not overturned by VAR, which failed in its duty to intervene and correct the mistake. The disallowed goal had a significant impact on the match, as the Reds went on to lose 2-1 to the Londoners.

The Merseyside club said on their official website: “Liverpool Football Club acknowledges PGMOL’s admission of their failures last night. It is clear that the correct application of the laws of the game did not occur, resulting in sporting integrity being undermined.

“We fully accept the pressures that match officials work under but these pressures are supposed to be alleviated, not exacerbated, by the existence and implementation of VAR.

“It is therefore unsatisfactory that sufficient time was not afforded to allow the correct decision to be made and that there was no subsequent intervention.

“That such failings have already been categorised as 'significant human error' is also unacceptable. Any and all outcomes should be established only by the review and with full transparency.

“This is vital for the reliability of future decision making as it applies to all clubs with learnings being used to make improvements to processes in order to ensure this kind of situation cannot occur again.

“In the meantime, we will explore the range of options available, given the clear need for escalation and resolution.”

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