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"Will have to": Pep Guardiola on what Premier League must do to fix VAR

"Will have to": Pep Guardiola on what Premier League must do to fix VAR

Pep Guardiola has sympathised with Liverpool, calling on the Premier League and VAR to improve with clubs across the board suffering.

On Saturday, Luis Diaz had a goal disallowed incorrectly with VAR failing to communicate properly with the on-field referees.

PGMOL put this down to "significant human error" before they released VAR audio which revealed the extent of the failure in communication.

Speaking ahead of his side's Champions League match against RB Leipzig, Pep Guardiola discussed the debacle.

“They will have to find a system where the main roles are the players and the game itself,” Guardiola told his press conference, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.

“In all the countries, not just here. The referees and the VARs are the leading roles. And the Oscar goes to. They have to make a step back, be more humble and leave the players to do what they have to do, and they will be better.”

On Liverpool specifically, the Spaniard said: “I understand completely how upset Liverpool must be in that case.

“I am not a professional at [refereeing]. I rely on the people and we have to apply it as best as possible. I am not involved and I don’t care.

“Everyone knows they made a mistake and Liverpool suffered the big consequence of that. In this type of game, it is so important. But, no worries, the consequences will dictate the players and the managers.”

Liverpool lose chance to top the Premier League table

Guardiola and his players were the greatest beneficiaries of VAR's failure to award Liverpool's goal.

Manchester City lost 2-1 to Wolves earlier on Saturday afternoon and with the chance to go top of the table there for the taking, Liverpool controlled the opening 30 minutes of the game really well.

"Will have to": Pep Guardiola on what Premier League must do to fix VAR

Spurs were really aggressive in their attempts to open the scoring but Jurgen Klopp's players sat back, absorbed the pressure and then took the lead through Diaz.

The goal, as we know, was disallowed. Liverpool were already down to 10 men when the goal was scored and the difference it would have made on their chances of winning is undeniable.

Even without Diaz's goal, Cody Gakpo got the Reds back into the game after Heung-Min Son's goal gave Spurs the lead a minute after VAR's gross error.

It wasn't until Joel Matip's tragic own goal in the 96th minute that Ange Postecoglou's men were able to take the lead.

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