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21 Jan 2020 22:44:11
Excellent performance tonight by us against all odds. Arteta has surely improved us, especially defensively and should be backed in the transfer market.

that aside, i am no conspiracy theorist but in my entire years of watching football, i have never seen a series of bad refereeing decisions go against one team, like it has happened to us this season.

in the watford game, Deulofeu was encroaching on the penalty area for one of the goals. Against crystal palace, we scored a goal and the ref gave a penalty to zaha. An exact replica of the foul on pepe was not given against Sheffield united the other day. We were not awarded a clear pen against Sheffield united at brammal lane earlier this season too.

jorginho escaping a second yellow in the emirates game was one of the most shocking refereeing decisons ever. yet when we make a foul or anything we get red carded and penalties are given against us. It is shocking and completely unfair.

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21 Jan 2020 23:04:19
Such spirit! Great comeback by Bellerin, worked his socks off as did Saka and Martinelli. Never seen anyone as haunted as Mustafi and I can't help but feel for him. He did redeem himself somewhat and all in all I'm an extremely proud Gooner tonight 😊.

21 Jan 2020 23:26:37
Very gritty and confident performance. I’m with you p gunner.

Someone correct me if I’m wrong but isn’t T Abraham interfering with play by shift himself from not blocking the ball after walking from an off side position?

22 Jan 2020 01:34:53
yah chelsea's second goal should have been disallowed in my opinion. Even towards the end of the first half, emerson handled the ball. No free kick and VAR didn't bother to check. If it is arsenal, they will obsess over the decision for five minutes. The level of officiating this season has been shocking.

22 Jan 2020 08:57:06
Sometimes theses things go for you sometimes against you, that's football.
Liverpool certainly got the rub of the Var green before Christmas but it wouldn't surprise me if somewhere between now and May Var completely robs them of going the season unbeaten and of course Liverpool fans will feel var robbed them of being invincibles.
Fans of all clubs complain about refs costing them games points, titles or whatever but quickly forget all the wrong decisions that went their way in the past.
Rooney dived to end our unbeaten run on 49 games but Pires dived v Portsmouth very early in that 49 unbeaten run, no refs mistakes no invincibles, swings and roundabouts in my opinion Punami mate.

{Ed001's Note - how have Liverpool had the rub of the green? Two goals disallowed for armpit hair being offside, numerous (and I do mean numerous) blatant penalties not given etc etc. It has certainly not been helpful for Liverpool, it is just unlike the rest they do not whine about it and are good enough to just go and get the goals needed to make the bad calls irrelevant. It is not luck or VAR, it is a great team and manager that are winning by a huge margin because the rest are simply nowhere near as good.}

22 Jan 2020 10:03:48
You've taken that comment well out of what it was ever meant to be Ed001 mate, in no way shape or form do I think Liverpool have achieved anything through luck, if you look at all my previous comments on Liverpool and Klopp you will see just how much I admire everything that Klopp the players fans and club have achieved together.
To me and many other people it did seem that pre Christmas var decisions were going Liverpools way and some very important ones too but that doesn't mean I or anyone else is claimimg Liverpool aren't the best team in the world right now and are a brilliant example to everyone else what can be achieved without unlimited funds.
Every team no matter who they are or how good they are needs a bit of luck going their way every now and then mate be it Barcelona under Pep or Leicester city unders Claudio.

{Ed001's Note - but my point is those decisions were not going Liverpool's way, it just felt that way because all the ones that went against Liverpool were made irrelevant by the team going and scoring more. Some of the decisions the media are claiming were going in Liverpool's favour were clearly correct anyway. It is just that it gives them a chance to complain about VAR, which is their latest agenda. Anything VAR does is bad according to the media, even when it gets it right.}

22 Jan 2020 19:06:03
Hi Ed001 mate, Var to me is no better or worse than refs, it's way to clinical and reminds me health and safety rules, brilliant if common sense is applied but frustrating and infuriating if taken to extremes, I'd go back to the match officials alone personally.
Niether Var or refs effect who wins the league or gets relegated or makes top 4 or not, over 38 games decisions good or bad for or against pretty much even themselves out, I've always thought that.
This Liverpool and City are like nothing the premier league has ever seen before as the points totals in the last 2 seasons and will again this this season show. 90 points Just doesn't get you anywhere close these days.

{Ed001's Note - VAR should be an aide to the ref, nothing more. However it will not be done away with, so we just need to make it better instead.}



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