Liverpool’s VAR agony laid bare as stats back up decisions go against them most

Liverpool have been tormented by VAR the most with stats proving decisions go against them the most.

The Reds steamrolled their way to the Premier League title last year under Jurgen Klopp.

They did so without losing a game until March but many fans moaned about the decisions that went their way.

But this campaign has been a complete reversal.

This is quickly becoming a season full of misfortune for Liverpool, fraught with injuries and players contracting coronavirus.

And VAR can also be on the list with stats proving they bear the brunt for most decisions against.

Despite the season still in its infancy, Liverpool have seen six VAR decisions overturned – and only one positively for Klopp's side.

The biggest incident was undoubtedly Jordan Henderson's goal against Everton in the Merseyside derby.

In the dying embers, the Liverpool captain thought he snatched all three points.

But a VAR check ruled it out for the slimmest of offsides against Sadio Mane and the match ended 2-2.

It was the same game that saw Virgil van Dijk injured from a challenge from Jordan Pickford.

VAR official David Coote did not realise that a red card could have been shown to the England goalkeeper.

To make matters worse, Van Dijk has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Liverpool have had three goals chalked off by VAR – including Henderson's against Everton.

Mohamed Salah's effort against Sheffield United is another, in a match where Fabinho was ruled to given a penalty away against Oli McBurnie.

TV replays showed that the challenge, though, may not have even been in the box.

Diogo Jota also had a goal ruled out against West Ham but he later struck anyway to claim all three points in a tight 2-1 win.

Despite the rulings, Liverpool are still doing okay in the league and sit third behind Leicester and Tottenham.

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