The worst of several high-profile rulings that went against the Reds was the mistaken determination that Luis Diaz’s perfectly good first goal was offside.
But The Times has ruled out the idea of a rematch while Liverpool waits for the audio recordings between the VAR and on-pitch officials.
They assert that because many clubs have had terrible refereeing decisions go against them in the past, the Premier League “would not even consider” having the game remade. The implication is that these clubs would then demand game replays in the event of such incorrect calls in the future.
It’s time to say goodbye to any prospect of earning points, regardless of how the game turns out from Liverpool’s perspective.
There will be no rematch for Liverpool.
Very few, if any, Liverpool supporters were likely to have had any other expectations.
Despite the fact that this scenario is extremely unusual in terms of VAR, a replay was never going to occur.
That does not preclude Liverpool from continuing to press the authorities for clarification and, more crucially, for action.
They cannot recover the goal or perhaps the points that were taken from them on Saturday, but they can stop further harm from occurring in the future.
The fact that this will help every Premier League team—not just Liverpool—seems to have been missed in the aftermath of everything.
The Reds have been questioned about their motivations for berating the officials. But actually, it’s quite obvious. This has already occurred previously and might have significant consequences for Liverpool. Why wouldn’t they attempt to prevent the same thing from occurring a second, third, and subsequent four times?
Some people will, in our judgment, sincerely believe that nothing PGMOL does or says will suffice. We won’t ever know who would have earned the points if everything had gone according to plan because the game is over. Liverpool, however, must at least keep going till they are happy with the outcome.