Liverpool news Shearer and Wright say what every Liverpool fan thinks after Everton MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Liverpool were denied a late winner against Everton through the intervention of VAR while Jordan Pickford could have been dismissed earlier on
Breaking News ! Alan Shearer believes VAR official Davide Coote should have overturned a 'clear and obvious error' by referee Michael Oliver in the Merseyside derby on Saturday. Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford forced Virgil van Dijk off early in the first-half with a poor challenge that leaves Liverpool sweating over his long-term fitness after he left hospital on crutches last night. Van Dijk was offside when the tackle was made but former Newcastle United striker Shearer reckons a red card would have been the correct outcome for Pickford. "It was an awful challenge, a real terrible tackle," he said on Match of the Day. "The first mistake comes from Michael Oliver for not spotting it anyway, but they give an offside. "The VAR referee is concentrating on the offside and they have given that, but once that has been given, how on earth can David Coote - the VAR referee - not recommend to Michael Oliver 'You need to go over to the monitor and have a look at it'. "That's what VAR was meant to be brought in for. For the clear and obvious error that Michael Oliver has had there, it's serious foul play, it's endangering an opponent, it's clear, it's a red card.
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Liverpool were also denied a late winner from Jordan Henderson when VAR ruled Sadio Mane fractionally offside ahead of Everton defender Yerry Mina. "I would like to know with these lines - like Jurgen Klopp - how David Coote can look at where his arm is to Yerry Mina's foot," Ian Wright said. "That is not offside. That is, at worst, level." Shearer added: "They can't spot that Pickford challenge is a clear red card, but they can look at that and say 'that's offside'." "It's ridiculous," Wright said.
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