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Milner ´falling out of love´ with football amid ongoing VAR controversy

Milner ´falling out of love´ with football amid ongoing VAR controversy
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Milner ´falling out of love´ with football amid ongoing VAR controversy

Milner ´falling out of affection´ with soccer amid ongoing VAR controversy

James Milner claimed to be “falling out of affection with the sport” after extra VAR controversy in Liverpool’s 1-1 Premier League draw with Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday. 

Diogo Jota’s Sixtieth-minute strike seemed to be sending the guests three factors clear on the high of the Premier League however VAR, which had earlier disallowed targets for Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane, intervened in stoppage time. 

Andy Robertson swung out a foot and clipped Danny Welbeck within the penalty space, and although referee Stuart Attwell didn’t spot the infringement initially, he modified his thoughts after viewing the pitch-side monitor.

Pascal Gross slammed dwelling from the spot to seal a degree for the Seagulls and prolong the Reds’ winless run on the highway within the high flight to 4 video games.

Milner, who went off with a hamstring damage with 16 minutes remaining, was livid with the choice and took to Twitter to specific his frustration with a sardonic reference to the “clear and apparent” error protocol to which VAR supposedly adheres. 

“It’s ‘clear and apparent’ we want a severe dialogue about VAR,” he wrote. “Positive I’m not alone in feeling like they’re falling out of affection with the sport in its present state.”

Whereas Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp mentioned “the choices have been appropriate,” Jordan Henderson claimed Welbeck conceded the late spot-kick shouldn’t have been given.

“Danny Welbeck mentioned to me it wasn’t a penalty,” he advised BT Sport. “There have been 4 or 5 [Brighton players] who felt it wasn’t a penalty.

“To overturn it, it needs to be clear and apparent. Is {that a} clear and apparent penalty, to go to the display screen and overturn it?”

Liverpool, who’re a degree clear on the high of the league after taking part in a sport greater than Tottenham in second, host Ajax within the Champions League on Tuesday earlier than Wolves go to Anfield within the Premier League on Sunday.


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