‘I don’t understand what it means’: Referee Dermot Gallagher reacts to Liverpool statement on VAR controversy

‘I don’t understand what it means’: Referee Dermot Gallagher reacts to Liverpool statement on VAR controversy

Former Premier League referee Dermot Gallagher has reacted to Liverpool statement of the VAR controversy in the match against Tottenham Hotspurs.

After controversially losing against the Spurs this weekend, the Reds are currently sitting 4th in the PL table.

The reason for the controversy is that VAR official Darren England disallowed the goal by Luis Diaz for offside without even checking it properly.

The PGMOL has already released a statement clarifying the situation as it was a “significant human error”.

Responding to the situation, Liverpool released an official statement on their website which stated,

“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.”

Dermot Gallagher questions Liverpool statement on VAR decision in Tottenham match

Formal PL referee Dermot Gallagher however is not completely content with the Merseysiders‘ statement.

Instead, he has taken the side of the referees in this matter. Speaking on Sky Sports News, he commented,

“I don’t understand what it means, to be honest, sorry. I seriously don’t

 It was a mistake. Referees make mistakes all the time. It was a mistake.

It’s a very, very bad mistake, no doubt about that, but it’s a mistake. It was not done deliberate.”

Although it is partially true, VAR was introduced to eliminate any kind of doubt within the on-field referees.

However, it has been consistently failing to pass clear judgments in the PL particularly and should be fixed soon, especially when it is tagged as the biggest league in the world.

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