- Controversy over penalty against Liverpool’s Fabinho
- Sheffield United feel they could have had more spot-kicks
Jürgen Klopp claimed Liverpool were “disadvantaged” by VAR once again as his side overcame a controversial penalty award and a disallowed Mohamed Salah goal to beat Sheffield United 2-1 at Anfield.
The Premier League champions moved level on points with Everton at the top of the table thanks to Roberto Firmino’s first goal of the season and Diogo Jota’s second‑half header, but had to come from behind when the VAR official, Andre Marriner, awarded Chris Wilder’s team a penalty for a tackle by Fabinho on Oli McBurnie. Mike Dean had awarded a free-kick outside the area before VAR upgraded the punishment to a penalty converted by Sander Berge.
Written by Andy Hunter at Anfield
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