Liverpool involved in another VAR controversy after their Bournemouth win

Liverpool wins 4-0 against Bournemouth but Liverpool fans still annoyed after a foul on Luis Diaz.

By Emmanuel Mendez

Liverpool feels cheated again after winning 4-0 against Bournemouth.
Liverpool feels cheated again after winning 4-0 against Bournemouth.
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Liverpool FC continues to increase the gap with a solid performance away from home. Liverpool won 4-0 against Bournemouth and are five points clear of Manchester City. Liverpool have 48 points after 21 games played and have won their last five games in all competitions.

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Jurgen Klopp talked about his satisfaction with the team's performance and believes that it is growing something special. He admits the team played poorly in the first half but with a few adjustments, he managed to get the team to look more threatening up top.

Klopp says, "I'm more happy after the first half because it was a tough one. We didn't play good football. The message at half-time was that it's still 0-0, so let's try to be great, and the boys were. It was obvious we needed to change something. We did and it worked much better. Everything was better, the counter-press is better, we put them really under pressure, and we scored some beautiful goals; it was well played anyway."

Although Liverpool and Klopp enjoyed the win today, many Liverpool fans couldn't forget an incident in the first half involving Luis Diaz. Luis Diaz received a cleat to the leg from Justin Kluivert as he was going for the ball. Diaz went down in pain, and the VAR did not look to check over the incident for a possible red card. Many Liverpool fans believe it was similar to the red cards they received earlier in the season, with Curtis Jones against Spurs and Mac Allister against Bournemouth in August doing a similar challenge.

Some believe this incident is similar to the injustices of other moments from previous games. VAR did not correct the mistake in the Spurs v Liverpool game where Luis Diaz was onside, but the referee disallowed it. The Liverpool v Arsenal game included a handball by Martin Odegaard where a penalty wasn't given, and the Professional Game Match Officials Limited [PGMOL] acknowledged it to be a mistake. Liverpool fans demand consistency because their players did a similar foul and received a red card, but Kluivert did not even see a yellow card.

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PGMOL responded to the challenge Kluivert had on Luis Diaz, and it made Liverpool fans angry

PGMOL says VAR did check Kluivert on Diaz in the first half. It was deemed not to be a dangerous challenge. In the game broadcast, VAR was not seen checking on the incident, and Liverpool fans are surprised a red card was even considered. It could have been worse if Luis Diaz was injured from the challenge.

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