Gary Lineker gives his verdict on Liverpool's disallowed goal against Man Utd


Gary Lineker questioned the VAR decision to rule out Roberto Firmino’s goal for Liverpool against Manchester United, saying: “Not sure that was a clear and obvious error, if an error at all.”

The Brazilian thought he had put Liverpool two goals ahead against bitter rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday when he curved his shot past David de Gea.

But as soon as the ball hit the back of the net, referee Craig Pawson was surrounded by furious Red Devils players demanding a VAR check take place.

The players claimed that goalkeeper De Gea had been fouled in the build-up to the goal and that as a result it should not stand.

Gary Lineker questioned the VAR decision to rule out Roberto Firmino’s goal

A short interval a VAR check was made and showed Virgil van Dijk competing for a header in the Liverpool box before Firmino hit the back of the net.

The Dutchman, who opened the scoring for Liverpool with a header, collided with United shot-stopper De Gea in the air and sent him sprawling to the ground.

VAR deemed that De Gea had been fouled by Van Dijk, and subsequently the goal that followed was ruled out.

Virgil van Dijk collided with David de Gea, sending him sprawling to the ground

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But Lineker didn’t agree with the decision, and took to social media to tweet: “Not sure that was a clear and obvious error, if an error at all.”

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Liverpool had another goal ruled out moments later after Reds midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum hit the back of the net.

The Dutchman was adjudged to be offside in the build-up to the goal, and replays confirmed the 19-year-old was.,





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