The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in command of Saturday’s controversial Merseyside derby has been taken off frontline responsibility this weekend.
David Coote was the person accountable for reviewing all main selections at Stockley Park on Saturday and angered Liverpool together with his calls.
Coote didn’t test for a crimson card offence for Jordan Pickford’s horror problem on Virgil van Dijk.
He additionally dominated out Jordan Henderson’s late objective – which might have been the winner for Liverpool – because of an obvious offside within the construct up.
Liverpool had been livid at each selections, significantly the sort out on Van Dijk, which has left their influential defender dealing with many months on the sidelines.
The PGMOL, the physique chargeable for match officers, has now determined to relinquish Coote of referee or VAR duties for this weekend’s spherical of video games.
Coote will as an alternative act as fourth official at West Ham vs Manchester City.
Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey joined talkSPORT Breakfast on Monday and mentioned officers had made a mistake with their selections – significantly the offside name late on.
Halsey advised talkSPORT: “I couldn’t see what a part of his physique was offside. After we checked out it, after we noticed it in actual time, then we noticed it in replay and slow-motion, they will put these strains wherever.
“We all know these strains aren’t 100 per cent in these conditions. When was the precise ball kicked? Did he transfer simply after the ball was kicked or did he transfer simply because the ball was performed?
“If you find yourself taking that lengthy to test the offside – usually you possibly can inform within the first replay, ‘sure, he’s simply offside. Nicely carried out VAR’.
“In these conditions, if you end up checking, checking and checking – you possibly can sluggish issues down and make them seem like what you need them to seem like.
“For me, we’ve got received to be giving these. If you happen to can’t inform throughout the first replay and whenever you put these strains then it’s a objective.”