Saturday saw Liverpool maintain their eight point lead at the top of the table. The Reds beat Crystal Palace 2-1 at Selhurst Park whilst Leicester kept pace with a win at Brighton. Manchester City leapfrogged Chelsea with a win at the Etihad. With Liverpool winning late and VAR playing its part in the first half, there has been significant, delectable fume on Twitter.

Liverpool fans are loving the VAR fume on Twitter.

Liverpool fans are loving the VAR fume on Twitter. (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace opened the scoring as James Tomkins nodded in a free kick awarded for a push on Wilfried Zaha by Trent Alexander-Arnold. After some deliberation Liverpool were off the hook as VAR ruled the goal out for a push on Dejan Lovren by Jordan Ayew.

The free kick was given for a push, the goal was ruled out for a push. There is no problem there, just consistency.

Despite this being a clear cut decision – even Roy Hodgson agreed it was the correct call – there was inevitable outrage on Twitter. Conspiracy theories were stoked as opposition fans couldn’t come to terms with Liverpool not falling victim to a bad decision. It is safe to say that Kopites have enjoyed the fume.

Roy Hodgson was quoted as gracious in his analysis which is in stark contrast to the bitter rivals on Twitter.

A love letter to VAR was included in this Kopite’s post match round up.

One Red was quick to point out that we don’t control the technology and it hasn’t always worked for us.

 

Whilst this supporter was taking the fume in his stride.

This Kopite managed to put it as succinctly as possible.

And this Liverpool supporter felt that VAR is a just reward for all the suffering we have been through.

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