Premier League change VAR Merseyside derby

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Premier League orders VAR to change referee suddenly in the Merseyside derby at Anfield on Monday.

The Premier League has faced intense criticism over the VAR referee’s mismanagement over the weekend. One of the two referees, John Brooks is withdrawn from the Merseyside derby between Liverpool and Everton on Monday. Brooks was the VAR referee for Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Brighton on Saturday. 

VAR rejected Pervis Estupinyan’s goal in the first half for marking the wrong defender’s final line. Thus becoming an offside ball. That led to Brooks being strippe of the VAR referee for Liverpool’s big game at Anfield on Monday. With Andre Marriner appointe. Acting as a VAR referee instead Meanwhile. David Cout will have to switch to VAR referee for Arsenal’s game ufabet against Manchester City on Wednesday.

Brighton later released a statement on the matter after the match. Insisting they had receive an apology for this error of judgement. “As was confirm to the club by PGMOL last night. A serious error was made in disallowing Pervis Estupinan’s goal at Crystal Palace yesterday afternoon.” The club said the lines drawn in the VAR room to determine. Whether Pervis was in an offside position are drawn incorrectly. And the goal should have stood. While hugely disappointed by the error, the club has accepted PGMOL’s apology and will not be making any further comment.”

After this mistake, it has now been emerge that Brooks will no longer assume his VAR role for tonight’s Merseyside derby or Wednesday’s top-of-the-table clash between Arsenal and Manchester City. Andre Marriner will serve as Brooks’ replacement in the Merseyside derby.