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Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson claims VAR is inconsistent after Marcus Rashford challenge


Liverpool defender Andrew Robertson claims VAR is inconsistent after Marcus Rashford challenge

Robertson’s accusations

Liverpool and Andrew Robertson in particular were shocked to see a penalty awarded against the Merseyside club against them on Saturday. Danny Welbeck’s foot was kicked by the Scottish international and after consultation with the video monitor Stuart Attwell decided the incident was worthy of a penalty kick to Brighton.

Pascal Gross stepped up and calmly tucked away the spot kick and compounded the Reds’ misery after they had already seen two goals chalked off by the technology for close offside calls.

Speaking ahead of Liverpool’s match against Ajax in the Champions League, Robertson was unhappy to see two incidents go unpunished which the Scot felt were the same as his.

“I’ve got no problem if my tackle is being given as a pen. But on Sunday I saw two challenges on Rashford and Traore that were very similar and weren’t given. We are just looking for consistency. We thought we’d get that with VAR and we aren’t right,” said Robertson.

In the games Robertson was referring to, there was differences between the incidents. Robertson kicks upwards and into Welbeck’s foot causing him to fall to the ground.

Whereas in both instances of Marcus Rashford and Adama Traore, the players were looking to initiate contact and fell once it was felt with the official not deeming the contact sufficient to warrant a penalty kick. VAR is likely to continue to frustrate fans, players and coaches but it does not appear to be going away anytime soon.

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