VAR under fire as Arsenal play 1-1 draw with Liverpool


VAR official, David Coote has come under criticism following Liverpool’s 1-1 draw against Arsenal on Saturday.

Reds boss, Jurgen Klopp, speaking after the game said a “guy in an office” should have awarded a penalty following a Martin Odegaard handball during the first half.

The Gunners will be top of the Premier League table at Christmas following the result.

Mohamed Salah cancelled out Gabriel’s fourth-minute opener, and the point leaves Liverpool second, one point behind the Gunners.

But Klopp said his team should have been awarded a penalty in the 19th minute after Odegaard appeared to block Salah’s path to the ball by handling in the 18-yard box.

Referee, Chris Kavanagh allowed play to continue and VAR did not stop the match for a check.

Coote deemed that Odegaard handled the ball while falling.

“Yes I have seen it,” Klopp said.

“I am pretty sure someone will come to explain to me why it was not a handball but I don’t know how