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People Can't Believe That This Firmino Goal Was Given As Offside By VAR

People Can't Believe That This Firmino Goal Was Given As Offside By VAR

 

Every week in the Premier League we seem to have some sort of VAR controversy. It is all getting pretty tiring, but it will continue to be a topic of discussion until all of the kinks are worked out.

Contentious penalty decisions have been the main focus over the opening weeks of the campaign, but offsides have had their share of the limelight as well. There have been a few occasions where players have been deemed offside by a matter of millimetres, but this one at Villa Park may have been the closest of the lot.

Roberto Firmino thought he had equalised for Liverpool in their game against Aston Villa, but the linesman flagged him for offside. Upon viewing the replay it appeared that he may have actually been onside.

After a long pause for VAR, the goal would be ruled out for offside, by the smallest of margins. Even with the Premier League tweeting an explanation, it still wasn't clear that he was offside.

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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino was flagged offside before putting the ball in the net against Aston Villa and the decision was confirmed by VAR

The red line signifies Firmino and was aligned to his armpit, which was marginally ahead of the last Villa defender.

Looking at the red line that signifies the position of the attacker, some believe even that didn't show he was offside.

Football fans of all creeds were thoroughly unconvinced by the call.

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Luckily for Liverpool, it wouldn't matter in the end. Two late goals from Andy Robertson and Sadio Mane rescued a dramatic 2-1 for Jurgen Klopp's side, much to the delight of their supporters.

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Gary Connaughton

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