“THERE WILL BE A REMATCH” as VAR accepted there was a mistake on Luiz Diaz disallowed goal- Concluded

Ange Postecoglou answers to Jurgen Klopp’s remarks regarding Luis Diaz’s incorrectly disallowed goal against Tottenham; the Tottenham manager wants PGMOL to take note of the event; follow Saturday’s Luton vs. Tottenham match with Sky Sports’ live blog and watch free highlights starting at 5.15 p.m.


Ange Postecoglou claims that it is unlikely that he would have permitted Liverpool to score after Luis Diaz’s goal against Tottenham was incorrectly overturned.


As Spurs went on to win 2-1 in stoppage time, Diaz’s goal was ruled out for offside owing to a mix-up in the VAR room, and Jurgen Klopp, the manager of Liverpool, suggested that a replay would be necessary.


If the referees had given him the opportunity, would Postecoglou have allowed Liverpool to score? He responded, “I just don’t see it.

We have a lot of obligations at our football teams, but we’re not the custodians, if we expect managers to be the arbitrators of this sort of thing.


“I wouldn’t base a decision that might end in sending a club down on my personal convictions.




I needed to make a decision at that time, so it wasn’t going to happen if someone told me they could explain everything that happened within the span of 30 seconds.

Diaz thought he had given Liverpool an advantage at Spurs when they had just 10 players left, but the assistant referee called him offside.


The winger was actually onside, according to the VAR review, but Darren England, the VAR, and Dan Cook, the assistant VAR, mistookly believed that the goal had been awarded on the field, thus they instructed referee Simon Hooper to stick with his call.


The replay operator informed England and Cook of their blunder just seconds after the game resumed with a free-kick from Spurs, according to audio obtained by PGMOL.

The officials believed that because of the IFAB rules, which say that judgments of this nature cannot be changed after play has resumed, they were unable to inform Hooper of their error and recommend that he award Liverpool the goal.


On Wednesday, Klopp stated: “It’s really vital that we deal with it in an appropriate way, as huge and important as football is.


“Everyone involved, including the fourth official, linesman, on-field referee, and especially in this situation, VAR, didn’t do that on purpose. It was a clear error, and I believe there would have been remedies afterwards.


“Some people probably don’t want me to say this, but the manager of Liverpool is not the most important role in my life as a football fan,”


“Error was not immediately apparent”

VAR will never be a perfect system, according to Postecoglou, who claimed he was ignorant of the officials’ blunder until his post-game press conference.


“It’s a little bit of a weird one because usually when something happens you get a sense of it during the game,” said the Spurs manager. “I didn’t feel anything big had happened, and I don’t think anyone else did either.

“Whatever I say may be interpreted in light of the fact that we benefited from the error, but there was no integrity issue. It was a communication blunder rather than a misuse of the law.


“It’s never occurred before, but technology has put us in a new environment. Unless we want our game to be like other codes, where the event lasts for four hours and we have to justify every choice, we want a flawless system that will never exist.


Additionally, Postecoglou asked PGMOL to take the lessons learned from their mistake rather than penalizing England by omitting him from upcoming Liverpool matches, as has been reported.


Additionally, Postecoglou asked PGMOL to take the lessons learned from their mistake rather than penalizing England by omitting him from upcoming Liverpool matches, as has been reported.


Regarding England, Postecoglou remarked, “I’m not sure if that’s actually been decided.” “I’d be shocked if they had taken that direction.


“It’s a serious mistake, but it was committed by a human being. Nothing, in my opinion, needs to be overly comprehensive. We must take steps to prevent a repeat of what happened.

“Ask the managers and players about the game’s regulations; we only know a portion of them. A referee does. We shouldn’t be making comments because we would all be yelling and cheering if a referee did.


“We must respect their viewpoint. Our game has mistakes; it’s not meant to be perfect.


“When I heard that audio, it said “check complete,’ so evidently someone thought that was a nice way to wrap things up. The natural thing to say would be “goal for Liverpool,” but I’m saying that without fully understanding how it’s set up, so excuse my ignorance.


In contrast to the person who made the error, there are undoubtedly better ways of delivering a clear conclusion, and I hope that is what they are addressing.


That would be a breach of the rules of the game. That would be analogous to me telling a player they would never play again.


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