Once you take a look at the picture above, it beggars perception that Everton’s Jordan Pickford by no means even obtained a yellow card for his problem on Virgil Van Dijk.
It will seem that the Dutchman’s season might be over which might be an enormous blow to reigning Premier League champions, Liverpool, who can be inside their rights to nonetheless be smarting that Pickford received away scot-free.
The introduction of VAR has been a catastrophe in the principle, with essentially the most minuscule of offside selections going to overview, after which one thing as sickening as Pickford’s problem let go.
If we give the on-pitch referee the advantage of the doubt typically, and let’s say he didn’t see the incident in in the present day’s Merseyside derby, then any VAR official of their proper thoughts has to deliver the person within the center over to the monitor.
Van Dijk being marginally offside – and even that was questionable – within the construct up can not presumably be the excuse why the Everton keeper wasn’t punished.
If there isn’t retrospective punishment, there will probably be uproar.
There isn’t a consistency with the overview course of, or with selections themselves, and it’s little surprise that Premier League gamers and managers are getting increasingly more annoyed.