Whenever you have a look at the picture above, it beggars perception that Everton’s Jordan Pickford by no means even acquired a yellow card for his problem on Virgil Van Dijk.
It could seem that the Dutchman’s season may very well be over which might be an enormous blow to reigning Premier League champions, Liverpool, who could be inside their rights to nonetheless be smarting that Pickford obtained away scot-free.
The introduction of VAR has been a catastrophe in the principle, with essentially the most minuscule of offside selections going to evaluation, 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 typically, and let’s say he didn’t see the incident in right now’s Merseyside derby, then any VAR official of their proper thoughts has to convey 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 probably be the excuse why the Everton keeper wasn’t punished.
If there isn’t retrospective punishment, there can be uproar.
There isn’t any consistency with the evaluation course of, or with selections themselves, and it’s little marvel that Premier League gamers and managers are getting an increasing number of annoyed.