James Milner slams VAR after Liverpool’s 1-1 draw to Brighton but is there bias in the midfielder’s words?

Milner moans

Liverpool’s draw away at Brighton was filled with VAR decisions which ultimate had a huge impact on the final result of the match. The Reds had two goals disallowed, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane both deemed offside.

Jurgen Klopp said that players can be given offside by an ‘armpit’ or ‘club badge’ in the aftermath of the game. But James Milner has took to social media to criticise the use of VAR in its current form.

“It’s “clear and obvious” we need a serious discussion about VAR. Sure I’m not alone in feeling like they are falling out of love with the game in its current state,” wrote Milner who left the field of play with a hamstring injury to add further pain to the equation for Liverpool.

The Reds had a last minute winner ruled out in the Merseyside derby several weeks ago and it is clear that the players are too feeling hard done by the recent bout of decisions.

Is Milner Biased?

Having just had a result in which the officials would have originally handed the Reds a 3-0 victory, not spotting both Salah and Mane offsides in addition to the Welbeck penalty win, it is not surprising to see Liverpool players feel hard done by.

Last season, Liverpool had a Roberto Firmino goal ruled out as Virgil van Dyke was deemed to have fouled David De Gea in an incident which sparked plenty of debate.

However, on the other side, Chelsea had a goal ruled out by VAR back in September of 2019 and then Liverpool immediately doubled their advantage.

In the 2019/20 season, Chelsea and Crystal Palace had goals ruled out by VAR against Liverpool and by the end of the season it turned out the Merseyside club had benefitted by an additional 2 points as they claimed a first Premier League title. Again little, if anything, was spoken about then. Therefore is it fair to suggest that when the results are in a club’s favour silence rules?

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