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Liverpool: Jermane Jenas responds to James Milner’s criticism of VAR after Brighton stalemate

Liverpool: Jermane Jenas responds to James Milner’s criticism of VAR after Brighton stalemate - Liverpool News

Liverpool star James Milner was not a happy man after his side’s 1-1 draw against Brighton yesterday, and Jermaine Jenas was in agreement with him.

Jenas sides with Milner

The Reds felt hard done by after they had two goals disallowed and conceded a controversial last-minute penalty as they were forced to share the spoils at the Amex Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp’s side took the lead through Diogo Jota in the second-half, after Brighton’s Neal Maupay missed a penalty in the first half. However, Andy Robertson was deemed to have fouled Danny Welbeck in stoppage time and after a VAR review, a spot-kick was awarded, which Pascal Gross dispatched (via BBC Sport).

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After the game, Milner, who was described as a “sensational professional” by Stuart Pearce, could not hide his frustration and questioned on Instagram the ‘clear and obvious’ term relating to the use of the technology.

This encouraged Jermaine Jenas, who regularly features as a pundit for BBC Sport, to respond to his fury. He said: “We’ve been trying lad… the game’s gone.”

Transfer Tavern Verdict

Liverpool will feel hard done by yesterday. But however frustrating it may be for them, all of the decisions were, in fact, correct, no matter how soft they might have been.

That being said, those decisions may not have been given 10 years ago – but this is the direction that football is heading.

There are still plenty of opportunities to claw back points to get Liverpoop where they need to be in the standings. With Milner having limped off injured towards the end of the game, Jurgen Klopp’s focus will now turn to who he can select to face Ajax in Tuesday, whilst the debate around VAR will rumble on.

In other news, Liverpool fans react jubilantly as ‘goalscoring legend’ linked with Anfield move.


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