Chris Kamara accuses VAR of cheating to deny Roberto Firmino goal in Liverpool’s win over Aston Villa

3 Nov

Chris Kamara believes VAR cheated to deny Roberto Firmino a goal in Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Firmino thought he had cancelled out Trezeguet’s shock opener after turning home a Sadio Mane cross in the 28th minute.

Roberto Firmino’s goal was ruled out by VAR for offside
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However, the goal was disallowed by VAR, who adjudged the Brazilian’s armpit to be offside.

A statement from the Premier League explained: “Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino was flagged offside before putting the ball in the net against Aston Villa and the decision was confirmed by VAR.

“The red line signifies Firmino and was aligned to his armpit, which was marginally ahead of the last Villa defender #AVLLIV.”

Liverpool were able to come from behind to beat Villa thanks to late goals from Andy Robertson and Mane.

However, Sky Sports pundit Kamara was still unhappy with VAR’s decision to rule out Firmino’s goal.

He told Goals on Sunday: “I’m not happy with it, I’ll be 100 per cent honest with you.

“In my opinion this is made up, this has been made up by somebody at Stockley Park who’s decided they don’t want this to be a goal, and that is my opinion, and that is my honest opinion.


“From the naked eye you don’t need that calibration of dots or whatever to tell you, look at Tyrone Mings’ knee, Firmino is onside, right.

“So you look at the yellow line and there’s a black line there as well. So they’ve done that there – that tells you that he was onside.

“So they change it round now to make it that Firmino is the black line and Tyrone Mings is the yellow line, as you can see now.”

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