Once you have a look at the picture above, it beggars perception that Everton’s Jordan Pickford by no means even obtained a yellow card for his problem on Virgil Van Dijk.
It could seem that the Dutchman’s season could possibly be over which might be an enormous blow to reigning Premier League champions, Liverpool, who can be inside their rights to nonetheless be smarting that Pickford received away scot-free.
The introduction of VAR has been a catastrophe in the primary, with probably the most minuscule of offside choices going to evaluate, after which one thing as sickening as Pickford’s problem let go.
If we give the on-pitch referee the good thing about the doubt generally, and let’s say he didn’t see the incident in as we speak’s Merseyside derby, then any VAR official of their proper thoughts has to carry the person within the center over to the monitor.
Van Dijk being marginally offside – and even that was questionable – within the construct up can not presumably be the excuse why the Everton keeper wasn’t punished.
If there isn’t retrospective punishment, there will likely be uproar.
There isn’t any consistency with the evaluate course of, or with choices themselves, and it’s little marvel that Premier League gamers and managers are getting an increasing number of annoyed.