Meet “Oli,” who sought to halt the Liverpool game following a VAR blunder, and the replay operator.

The PGMOL has made available the VAR audio from Luis Diaz’s incorrectly disallowed goal for Liverpool vs Tottenham.


The impact from the disclosure of the audio recordings of the match officials’ conversations about Luis Diaz’s goal that was disallowed is still going on.


The Professional Game Match Officials Limited decided to disclose the complete audio explaining why Diaz’s goal was incorrectly disallowed for offside during the 2-1 loss to Spurs at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday in response to a request from Liverpool.


After scoring, Diaz was penalized for being offside, but replays revealed that he was actually onside. However, Darren England, the VAR, felt in error that the goal had been awarded on the pitch, therefore he informed Simon Hooper, the referee, that the review had over.

England declares that the check is “perfect” in the audio (full transcript here) before cursing after realizing a mistake has been made. PGMOL claimed the blunder was the product of a “lapse of concentration and loss of focus” after releasing the audio on Tuesday.


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