Scotland captain Andy Robertson has taken aim at VAR after a speculative decision cost his Liverpool side two points in the Merseyside derby.
Robertson’s club drew 2-2 with Everton, a great game featuring two strong sides overshadowed by debatable VAR moments.
The first was allowing Everton keeper Jordan Pickford to stay on the park as he clattered Virgil Van Dijk with a bad challenge, the Goodison Park number one somehow managing to stay on the pitch.
Then Jordan Henderson’s what looked to be late winner for the away team was ruled offside. This was down to teammate Sadio Mane being less than a fraction offside.
It’s brought about the debate on how much good VAR actually does and Scotland’s captain Robertson has reacted to this, admitting it’s a bitter pill to swallow at times.
“It’s obviously disappointing and I think we’ll be the more disappointed team,” Robertson said. “The game was there for us, we created enough chances.
“We thought we had nicked it at the end and then I think Sadio’s toenail was maybe offside but that’s what VAR brings. Onside, offside, it’s clear, so unfortunately it doesn’t matter the margin, he’s offside.
“It’s always tough to take when you think you’ve won it and you are that close and things like that. But we take a point and we move on.”
A hectic domestic schedule awaits Robertson between now and his next link-up with the national in November. Liverpool’s left-back will lead the nation into a massive match against Serbia next month, victory enough to seal a place at Euro 2020 next summer.