Report: VAR officials behind Liverpool error in UAE 48 hours earlier
A review into English-based match officials being paid for one-off appearances in other domestic leagues could take place after a controversial VAR error denied Liverpool a goal in a 2-1 defeat by Tottenham.
Referees’ body the PGMOL admitted a “significant human error” had meant Luis Diaz’s strike, when Saturday’s game was level at 0-0, was not awarded by a VAR review after being flagged offside.
PGMOL chief Howard Webb also reached out to apologise to Liverpool on Saturday evening.
The match officials at fault for the mistake were stood down from duty for the rest of the Premier League weekend.
The Times reported Monday the officials involved were working in the UAE just 48 hours earlier, with Darren England the VAR for the match between Sharjah and Al-Ain in the UAE Pro League last Thursday, with Dan Cook as assistant referee.
Meanwhile, Gary Neville accused Liverpool of using “dangerous phrases” in saying “sporting integrity” had been undermined