Chris Kamara claims VAR official deliberately made wrong decision for Liverpool goal


Liverpool beat Aston Villa 2-1 but VAR was once again at the centre of controversy.

Liverpool controversially had a goal disallowed for offside against Aston Villa on Saturday – and Chris Kamara claims a wrong decision was made deliberately by the VAR officials.

Roberto Firmino was adjudged to be offside by the assistant referee at Villa Park after he tapped home a Sadio Mane cross.

Martin Atkinson was at Stockley Park as the Video Assistant Referee and after looking closely at the incident, decided to stick with the decision made at the match.

However, Kamara has made his feelings clear on Goals on Sunday and says it is clear a wrong decision was made – something he thinks was done on purpose.

“I’m not happy with it, I’ll be 100 per cent honest with you,” Kamara said.

“In my opinion this is made up, this has been made up by somebody at Stockley Park who’s decided they don’t want this to be a goal, and that is my opinion, and that is my honest opinion.

“From the naked eye you don’t need that calibration of dots or whatever to tell you, look at Tyrone Mings’ knee, Firmino is onside, right.

“So you look at the yellow line and there’s a black line there as well. So they’ve done that there – that tells you that he was onside.

“So they change it round now to make it that Firmino is the black line and Tyrone Mings is the yellow line, as you can see now.”

Kamara says the dotted line used by VAR was not straight, which he attempted to prove with a piece of paper.

“But the line that comes up towards Firmino isn’t straight – that’s not a straight line, that’s an angled line,” he continued.

“I put a piece of paper to it this morning haven’t I and I showed you – that is not a straight line.

“Get your rulers out, get your spirit level out. That red line is not a straight line.

“Now, somebody has decided to do that and I think they should be outed because that is not offside for me.

“That’s why it’s not a straight line, look at that paper, look how angled it is, that’s not a straight line.”

Explaining the decision, the official Premier League Twitter page tweeted: “Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was flagged offside before putting the ball in the net against Aston Villa and the decision was confirmed by VAR.

“The red line signifies Firmino and was aligned to his armpit, which was marginally ahead of the last Villa defender.”

Liverpool went on to win the game 2-1, scoring two late goals to maintain their six-point lead at the top of the Premier League.

This has been made up by somebody at Stockley Park who’s decided they don’t want this to be a goal


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