VAR to be used for FA Cup 4th round clash against West Brom at Anfield

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The FA have confirmed that a video assistant referee will be in place for Liverpool’s home FA Cup tie against West Brom on January 27.

It was originally a possibility for the Reds to feature in a third-round clash using VAR technology—but a Merseyside derby against Everton, as it turned out to be, was thought to be too high-profile a game for a testing ground.

Now the FA have confirmed on Thursday that VAR will be in use at Anfield for the fourth round instead.

It will be only the fourth time the technology will have been in use this term as England trial VAR in the FA Cup.

The visit of West Brom comes after the Reds’ next fixture, away to Swansea on Monday night, and will be shown live on BT Sport.

A midweek FA Cup replay between Chelsea and Norwich saw the use of VAR criticised after several high-profile refereeing decisions were not overturned.

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