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Watch: Sadio Mane Serves A Reminder Of VAR's Use After Blatant Offside Goal

Watch: Sadio Mane Serves A Reminder Of VAR's Use After Blatant Offside Goal

It was a comfortable win for Liverpool this evening against West Ham at Anfield, with the Reds prevailing 4-0. However, their victory was helped ever so slightly by the linesman on the day, as Sadio Mane's second goal and Liverpool's third was allowed to stand even though the forward was clearly in an offside position.

Liverpool were in cruise control coming into the 53rd minute when Roberto Firmino got the ball around 30 yards from goal. The Brazilian drove forward with the ball  before slipping the ball between two West Ham defenders to Mane. The only problem was, Mane was clearly offside, and by the looks of the footage, the linesman had a pretty good view of the incident.

 

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In any case Mane fired home to give Liverpool a three goal cushion and wipe away any doubt of a West Ham comeback. But the error had people again calling for the introduction of VAR into the Premier League.

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Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher also weighed in on the decision, stating that the way Pellegrini organises his defence is part of the problem for West Ham:

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