LIVE AT 5: Liverpool fans debate VAR and post-Tottenham fallout

The fallout continues from Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday. We’re covering all bases at 5pm (BST) on YouTube, and you can get involved.

Monday’s Live at 5 show, which is also available after on your podcast platform of choice, has become the place to debate all the weekend’s action.

This week, there is plenty to unpack as Gareth Roberts and Paul Cope go over the events in the capital on Saturday night, in a bumper edition of the show.


Here are just some points that will be covered live from 5pm:

• Liverpool’s spirited performance
• Personal views on the officiating decisions
• Paul and Gareth’s reaction to the statements from the PGMOL and Liverpool FC
• The wider reaction to Liverpool’s statement
• What needs to happen going forward?

After Liverpool’s loss against Tottenham, the PGMOL released a statement declaring “significant human error” as the reason for Luis Diaz‘s goal to not count.

Reports elsewhere have said there was a miscommunication between the VAR and the on-field referee, resulting in play continuing and the goal not being able to be awarded.

LFC responded with a statement, including the the lines: “That such failings have already been categorised as “significant human error” is also unacceptable.

“Any and all outcomes should be established only by the review and with full transparency.

“This is vital for the reliability of future decision making as it applies to all clubs with learnings being used to make improvements to processes in order to ensure this kind of situation cannot occur again.

“In the meantime, we will explore the range of options available, given the clear need for escalation and resolution.”

This has prompted a negative response from many outside Liverpool, with usually-respected journalists disagreeing with the phrasing. Paul and Gareth will be discussing this and much more from 5pm.

Paul Cope and Gareth Roberts are speaking on a new show from This Is Anfield and The Late Challenge Podcast.

There is a live show that airs each Monday at 5pm (UK) on This Is Anfield’s YouTube, with our second show each Wednesday (UK).

You can also listen as an audio show, here.