Liverpool denied by VAR in derby draw with ten-men Everton


By: Reuters |

October 17, 2020 8:14:14 pm

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Richarlison is shipped off by referee Michael Oliver after a problem on Liverpool’s Thiago. (Source: Reuters)

Liverpool had been foiled by VAR as they had been held to a 2-2 Premier League derby draw with Everton at Goodison Park on Saturday after a late effort from Jordan Henderson was dominated out.

Everton remained high of the desk on 13 factors, three forward of Liverpool, after an incident-packed finish to the 237th Merseyside derby.

The sport was locked at 2-2 after Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s 10th purpose of the season in all competitions had introduced Everton stage in the 81st minute.

But in stoppage time, Thiago Alcantara discovered Sadio Mane with a intelligent cross and the Senagalese’s low cross was turned in by Henderson, just for VAR to search out the narrowest of offsides.

To add to Liverpool’s disappointment, they suffered an damage to key defender Virgil van Dijk which pressured the Dutchman out of the sport in the 11th minute.

Liverpool had been humiliated 7-2 by Aston Villa simply earlier than the worldwide break however they rapidly set about placing issues proper when Mane scored in the third minute, firing residence a low cross from Andy Robertson.

Liverpool suffered a blow eight minutes later when defender Van Dijk went down and needed to be substituted after a reckless problem from Everton keeper Jordan Pickford.

Everton took benefit of the Dutchman’s absence, when, from a nook, Michael Keane rose on the close to put up to energy a header previous Adrian.

Liverpool had been on high for lengthy stretches and Mohamed Salah restored their lead in the 72nd minute, pouncing on a headed clearance from Yerry Mina and drilling a drive previous Pickford for his 100th purpose for the membership.

But Everton, decided to not lose their unbeaten document, acquired again on stage phrases when James Rodriguez despatched Lucas Digne down the left and his completely floated cross was headed residence by the leaping Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

Everton’s Brazilian ahead Richarlison was despatched off in the 90th minute after a wild problem on Thiago Alcantara.

Then got here the VAR drama that left Liverpool supervisor Jurgen Klopp bemused.

“I’ve seen the disallowed goal at the end and in the picture, I saw it wasn’t offside. Can someone explain that to me?,” the German mentioned.

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