#liVARpool was trending on Twitter yesterday during Liverpool’s controversial 1-0 win against Wolves.
Rival fans have often questioned some of the VAR decisions that have gone in Liverpool’s favour this season.
It’s why they’re clear at the top of the Premier League, apparently.
In Sunday’s victory against Wolves, the Reds were awarded a goal despite referee Anthony Taylor thinking Adam Lallana had handled the ball. Replays showed that the ball had actually struck his shoulder and the goal stood.
If that didn’t annoy rival fans enough, Wolves then had a goal disallowed just minutes later for the tightest of offside calls.
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Cue loads of memes on social media joking about how VAR are handing Liverpool the title.
Such as these:
However, one Liverpool fan has attempted to dispel the ‘LiVARpool’ myth on Twitter.
It’s titled “Here’s a thread of photos that won’t help the LiVARpool narrative” and featured numerous images that show how decisions and VAR has actually worked against Jurgen Klopp’s side at times this season.
There are several images in the thread and we’ve selected some of the best ones:
Maybe ‘LiVARpool’ isn’t actually a thing.
Featuring in the thread is GIVEMESPORT’s ‘VAR table.’
Each week, we produce a table showing how the Premier League would look if VAR wasn’t being used this season.
Following Liverpool’s controversial victory over Wolves, the Reds are seven points clear of Manchester City at the top of the league.
In real life, they’re 14 points clear of Pep Guardiola’s side.
So they may have gained seven points on City thanks to VAR but they’re still clear at the top of the league.
Does that qualify the term ‘liVARpool’?
We’ll let you decide on that one…