Andy Robertson has become the latest Liverpool player to make a point about VAR inconsistency in the Premier League.
Andy Robertson did not hide his words after giving his latest assessment of the use of VAR in the Premier League.
The use of technology has sparked controversy in the English top-flight with some contentious calls to go with to date. A number of issues have sparked much talk this season especially in an incident involving Brighton and Manchester United where the Potters were seemingly on the opposite end of VAR.
Liverpool had VAR ‘anger’ of their own at the weekend after they saw goals by Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane chalked off against Brighton after respective reviews via the pitchside monitor. The game ended in a 1-1 stalemate at Anfield.
James Milner and Jordan Henderson hit out at VAR after that game and Andy Robertson is the latest Liverpool star to make his thoughts known on the matter.
Speaking ahead of his side’s game against Ajax, the defender said as per Daily Mail: “I think (Milner) was echoing what a lot of footballers and fans are feeling”
“A lot of people that I’ve spoken to, aren’t enjoying watching football as much as they once did. It is constantly in review, on a screen.”
“I agree with Milly. I think a lot of footballers and fans would agree also. Football is a great game, which we fell in love with. It’s important we don’t lose that fact. It’s important to remember the key values of football” he added.
Brighton were awarded a penalty late on for the slightest of tackles and Robertson believes that decision summarizes the inconsistency that has come with VAR.
“There are a lot of improvements to be made. We are 18 months down the line, and still the same mistakes are being made,” he added.
Robertson continued on the penalty incident: “On Saturday, I’ve got no problem with my tackle being deemed a penalty. But I was watching the games yesterday and saw two very similar instances that went unpunished (on Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford and Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Adama Traore).”
“For me, either all three have to be penalties or all three aren’t penalties.”
“I think that’s where we are struggling a wee bit. We are just looking for consistency. We thought we would be getting that with VAR but maybe we aren’t getting that just now.”