Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was flagged offside before putting the ball in the net against Aston Villa and the decision was confirmed by VAR
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By Temisan Amoye, Lagos
The introduction of VAR into the English Premier League was seen as an innovative way to help the referee make more accurate decisions, thereby curtailing controversies.
So far this season, VAR has caused more controversies than it has curtailed. With Chelsea and Liverpool’s bosses making varying pleas, after seeing their teams fall victim to controversial VAR decisions in Matchday 11.
Liverpool’s Robert Firmino saw a 1st half equalizer against Aston Villa, contentiously ruled out for offside. Ref Martin Atkinson, VAR, both upheld the offside decision, despite images showing Firmino was clearly onside….
Source: Vanguard Newspaper