The decision to overturn Luis Diaz’s goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur with nine men on the field was “a significant human error,” according to the referees’ union PGMOL.
Diaz’s goal was disallowed at 0-0 and with the Reds down a man by an exceptionally rapid VAR ruling in which the typical offside line graphic was not displayed.
“PGMOL acknowledge a significant human error occurred,” the statement read.
“PGMOL will conduct a full review.”
“The goal by Luiz Diaz was disallowed for offside by the on-field team of match officials. This was a clear and obvious factual error and should have resulted in the goal being awarded through VAR intervention, however, the VAR failed to intervene.
Additionally, Curtis Jones and Diogo Jota were sent from the game, and the Reds lost on a Joel Matip own goal in stoppage time despite firmly keeping Spurs out.
Jurgen Klopp claimed in a post-game interview that “crazy decisions” and “the most unfair circumstances” led to his team’s loss.
“That is not offside when you see it,” he told Sky Sports.
“The ball is between Mo [Salah]’s legs, they drew the line wrong and didn’t judge the moment when Mo passed the ball right.”