15 July 2024

Gary Neville fumes at VAR after controversial decision "ruins" Tottenham vs  Liverpool - Mirror Online

Ange Postecoglou says it is unlikely he would have allowed Liverpool to score after Luis Diaz’s goal was wrongly disallowed against Tottenham.

Jurgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, raised the possibility of a replay after Diaz’s goal was chalked off for offside due to a mix-up in the VAR room as Spurs went on to win 2-1 in stoppage time.

Asked if he would have let Liverpool score had the officials given him the chance, Postecoglou said: “I just don’t see that.

“If we want managers to be the arbiters of these kind of things… we’ve got pretty hefty responsibilities at our football clubs but we’re not the custodians.

“I wouldn’t make a decision that could potentially send a club down on the back of what my beliefs are.

“In that moment, if somebody could tell me that they could explain everything that went on within the prism of 30 seconds… I have to make a decision and it wasn’t going to happen.

“It’s different if it’s something clear. It was a bad error through a lack of communication but it wasn’t something that was easily explainable. If it was easily explainable, I would assume there would have been more uproar than there was.”

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