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Controversial VAR Decision Denies Liverpool

Liverpool had a last minute goal chalked off after VAR deemed Saido Mane was offside as they drew 2-2 in the Merseyside derby against Everton.

Mane had put the visitors in front early in the game while Michael Keane equalised later.

Mohammed Salah put Liverpool in front again but in-form Dominic Calvert- Lewin levelled scores for the home side.

An injury time goal by Liverpool was disallowed by VAR decision with Mane marginally offside.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp fumed at VAR after the match:

“I came into the dressing room, and there were people standing there saying they’d watched the [VAR disallowed goal] situation back and they were saying they didn’t understand why they whistled offside.

“I’m really in support of VAR and especially with offside you expect that the right decision would be made. We scored a goal one time at Aston Villa and they said the armpit was offside! It sounds funny, but we got it.

“This time, the picture I saw once was that there wasn’t an armpit call, it was just offside. Since then, I’ve had about 10 interviews and everybody tells me that it was not offside and this doesn’t lift my mood, obviously.

“It’s tricky, but we’ve lost one player in a situation where VAR was not involved [Jordan Pickford on Virgil van Dijk] and maybe another one in the red card situation [Richarlison on Thiago], and we’ve scored a legitimate goal which didn’t count. It was obviously not our day but it was the performance I wanted to see.”

Chelsea drew 3-3 against Southampton as the visitors scored a late equaliser.

Chelsea were 2-0 up at some point in the game.

Arsenal lost 1-0 to Manchester City at ther Etihad Stadium where Thomas Partey had his debut.

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