I would rather play without VAR – Henderson


After three decisions went against his team on Saturday, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was not a happy man, saying that he would like to see the video assistant referee (VAR) system scrapped.

Liverpool played out to a 1-1 draw against Brighton & Hive Albion at the American Express Community Stadium.

Brighton were given a stoppage-time penalty after referee Stuart Attwell was sent to the pitchside monitor and ruled that Andy Robertson had caught Danny Welbeck as he cleared the ball.

Liverpool also had two offside goals ruled out by VAR.

Henderson felt the penalty decision had been wrong. “I don’t want to speak for anybody else but in my opinion I would. I just want to play football as normal,” he said.

“I saw Kevin de Bruyne saying in an interview they have changed so many rules we don’t know what they are anymore. That for me is a big problem. In my opinion I would rather play without it.

“The third one, I don’t know, it’s not a penalty. You can think I’m biased but if you ask four or five or their lads they will say the same thing.

“You feel as though there are a lot of decisions that go against you, but that decision for me today is baffling,” concluded the England midfielder.

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