'Games gone mad': Cesc Fabregas reacts to costly decision against Liverpool
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Cesc Fabregas reacts to late offside call to deny Liverpool victory

Cesc Fabregas has given his opinion on the decision to deny Liverpool a late winning goal against Everton following a controversial VAR call.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 17: Jordan Henderson of Liverpool speaks with Match Officials following the Premier League match between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park on October 17, 2020 in Liverpool, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Jordan Henderson thought he had won the game for his team after tapping home the ball in stoppage time only for VAR to judge Sadio Mane offside in the build-up.

It was a tight call, to say the least, and the kind of misfortune that draws comparisons to John Stones’ goal-line clearance at the Etihad Stadium back in January of last year, that on replay showcased the ball was 11 millimetres away from crossing the line.

Make no mistake, Liverpool were fantastic and will consider themselves desperately unfortunate that they didn’t leave Goodison Park with all three points in-tact.

Jordan Henderson and Thiago were particularly outstanding for the Premier League champions and both scored highest for the Reds in our player rating system which can be viewed here.

Former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Fabregas was quick to show his frustration that such a controversial call was able to deny Liverpool victory and he didn’t hold back in his analysis of the incident on Twitter.

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His tweet read: “How’s that offside? Game’s gone mad.”

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Fabregas is only stating how every Kopite will be feeling after such a gut-wrenching late setback. Liverpool were outstanding from start-to-finish and dominated proceedings totally.

Credit must be given to Everton in that they were clinical with their chances but it’s fair to say that lady luck was certainly overlooking the blue half of Merseyside on this occasion.

We should be talking about one of the most enthralling and competitive derbies in years yet once again it is refereeing decisions and VAR that continue to dominate headlines.

It certainly is another sad day for football.

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