Liverpool are seeking answers from the Premier League and Professional Game Match Officials Board (PGMOL), sources told ESPN, after being worried and confused by the clarification of controversial VAR decisions during Everton during the 2–2 Merseyside derby draw on Saturday .
There is concern that Liverpool players Virgil van Dijk and Thiago Alcantara are being sent to the hospital amid concerns that the pair suffered knee ligament damage following challenges by Everton’s Jordan Pickford and Richardson.
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Van Dzek is going to meet with a consultant on Sunday amid concerns that he may have suffered a Cruisette knee injury occurring at the end of the season.
Richardson was shown a straight red card by referee Michael Oliver for a challenge on Thiago in the 90th minute, but goalkeeper Pickford escaped punishment for a fifth-minute incident with van Dzek, which saw Dutch defender Limed out of the game. went.
The failure of VAR official David Cote to review Pickford’s challenge on van DAGK Liverpool, sources told ESPN, to the extent that he sought clarification from PGMOL – the referee and organization in charge of VAR.
However, according to sources, the response so far from PGMOL to Liverpool has been ‘contradictory’ and there is a lack of transparency.
It is understood that Côté decided not to review the foul on van Dijk, either for a possible Liverpool penalty or to leave for a serious foul play, as the incident would take place on the same route of the game as an offside flag Occurred later.
Liverpool are questioning that decision, however, seeking clarification for Jordan Henderson being ruled out, in a two-minute stoppage time at the end of the game that put the Premier League champions 3–2 ahead.
Henderson’s goal was eliminated after a lengthy VAR review that ultimately decided that Sadio Mane, who crossed for Henderson, received the ball from Thiago in an offside position.
Video footage and stills of the incident suggest that Mane was upside down when passing Thago’s ball.