VAR, decisive in Liverpool’s draw on their visit to Brighton

A penalty whistled at the request of VAR in the time of discount has ‘condemned’ the Liverpool to give a tie on his visit to Brighton after technology will cancel two goals Awarded from the start to Jurgen Klopp’s for two offside of Salah at 34 and Mané at 83.

In the end they were worth the many Jot at 60 and at Gross for the locals, in 92. It should also be noted that the home team, which flirts with relegation, already missed a maximum penalty in the first half.

Three days after his defeat European homemade before him Atalanta (0-2), who came to put emotion to a group that already gave Liverpool with both feet in the second round of the Champions League, the team of Jurgen Klopp, defending champion in the Premier, he clicked again´. He did it in a theoretically favorable field, but in a duel that had everything, being the VAR one of his great protagonists.

The duel saw a Aggressive brighton, who soon enjoyed two clear occasions to mark: ‘hand to hand’ not well solved by Aaron Connolly (d. 10), and, above all, a maximum penalty sent out by Maupay (m. 20). Liverpool also rounded the goal, but without such clear chances. It was a first part full of emotion and more balanced than thought.

After the break, Liverpool tightened but Brighton continued without losing face. But in minute 60 the Portuguese appeared Diogo Jota, Liverpool’s great signing for this season, who with a great action, receiving, entering the area, threatening the defenders and with a tight low shot, put the 0-1 on the scoreboard. The ‘reds’ were able to sentence later, but also suffer the tie. And, six minutes from the end, they were promised happily when Mané, who had jumped in place of Salah, apparently put the 0-2 on the scoreboard. But VAR he intervened, and canceled the goal.

When everything seemed to be heading towards a tight victory for Liverpool, in the 91st minute, the VAR intervened again. Robertson measured wrong, at first the action did not seem to go further, but the video arbitration notified the referee, who went to see the play on the screen and, later, decreed maximum penalty. Gross did not fail, who put the 1-1, already final.

Liverpool, with a point of advantage over him Tottenham, leaves the way free for this Sunday Jose Mourinho’s team, to win in his visit to the former Chelsea, leave as a leader in lonely.


Brighton: Ryan; White, Webster, Dunk, Connolly (63 ‘, Lallana; 71’, Jahanbakhsh), Bissouma, Maupay (35 ‘, Trossard), Gross, Welbeck, March and Veltman

Liverpool: Alisson; N. Williams (46 ‘, Henderson), Phillips, Fabimho, Robertson, Milner (74’, Jones), Wijnaldum, Minamino, Jota, Salah (64 ‘, Mané) and Firmino.

Goals: 0-1, Jack (60 ‘); 1-1, Gross (92 ‘, pen.)

Referee: Stuart Attwell. He admonished Veltman (45 ‘), Ben White (82’) and Allison (93 ‘).