‘I think they sometimes bend the lines to sideline … I’m not sure how they do it, I’ve seen it before’: Jordan Henderson sensationally accuses VAR of altering the picture to not allow the goal After being deprived of an injury – time Merseyside derby winner by controversial decision
- Jordan Henderson thought he had scored a late match winner against Everton
- His goal was disallowed as Sadio Mane was marginally offside in the run-up
- The Liverpool captain was unhappy with VAR after the goal cost Liverpool a win
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has suggested VAR officials ‘bend the lines’ to deny goals.
Henderson thought he had scored a late match winner against Everton, but VAR rejected the decision, ruling Sadio Mane to be offside in the build-up.
It seemed like the tightest decision, with BT Sport pundits wondering if it was really offside.
Jordan Henderson thought he was the hero of the Merseyside Derby when his late attack hit the net
However, the goal was disallowed because Sadio Mane was judged offside in the build-up
After the game, Henderson accused VAR of changing the line to disallow goals, saying he had ‘seen it before’.
He told BT Sport: ‘It has to be sidelined with the VAR, it is what everyone wants.
‘I think they sometimes bend the lines to put them offside. Not sure how they do it, I’ve seen it before.
‘It is disappointing that we did not win. I thought the performance was very good and we deserved the game. I think Everton will be happier with the draw. ‘
Liverpool were unlucky not to win the game and Jordan Pickford was also lucky to stay on the field after his challenge that ended Virgil Van Dijk’s game.
Richarlison was sent off for a challenge over Thiago in what was a vibrant Merseyside Derby.
It was the 92nd minute of the game when Henderson’s shot went through the arms of Pickford, the most relieved man in Goodison Park.
Henderson was found by Mane who was passed on a fantastic pass from Thiago – only for the Senegalese forward who was declared offside.
After the game, BT Sport pundit and former Everton player Leon Osman said Sadio Mane was looking at him from the photos.
Henderson said VAR is “ bending the lines slightly to get offside ” after this call to Mane
He said it’s down to the millimeter, to me with the naked eye, it looks from the outside.
It spared Pickford’s blush. He’s played a great game up to that point, but you have to save those efforts. ‘
Joe Cole added: ‘It’s modern football, we watched it and we thought it wasn’t offside. He is millimeters offside. It took away from Liverpool fans what would have been a great finish. ‘
And Peter Crouch, a former Liverpool player, said: ‘It just frustrates me. People say I look through red tinted glasses. I don’t want to talk about armpits and sleeves.
“What happened to give the attacking player the benefit of the doubt, I’ve always enjoyed it. Nobody knows why that was scaled down. ‘