Report: Liverpool receive VAR error audio; expected to

Liverpool are reviewing audio of the communication between the match officials who incorrectly disallowed Luis Diaz‘s goal against Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday, according to The Guardian’s Ben Fisher and Andy Hunter.

The club’s internal review started after Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) granted Liverpool’s request on Monday for the recording to made available. The audio will become public in a matter of days, The Telegraph’s Ben Rumsby reports, but it’s unknown whether it will be first aired on the Premier League’s “Match Officials Mic’d Up” show – which is set to be screened on Sky Sports and TNT Sports early next week – or released earlier following PGMOL’s review into the offside-goal controversy.

Liverpool complained the day after their 2-1 defeat at Tottenham that the failure to award Diaz a goal was evidence of “sporting integrity being undermined.” The Colombian attacker was mistakenly flagged offside when he ran through to score in the 34th minute. The goal would’ve made it 1-0 in Liverpool’s favor. The VAR, Darren England, and his assistant, Dan Cook, believed the goal had been allowed despite the offside flag, so after checking the footage and confirming that Diaz was onside, they told referee Simon Hooper that the on-pitch decision stood.

England and Cook were dropped from the upcoming weekend’s games after their error. They reportedly worked at a match in the United Arab Emirates just two days prior to the fixture at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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