The goal of Luis Diaz was incorrectly disallowed for offside by referee Simon Hooper, but VAR Darren England did not overturn the decision because he believed the goal had been given on the field.
The audio of the misunderstanding was made public by Sky Sports last week, and it revealed that by the time those at Stockley Park realized their mistake, it was already too late because the game had already restarted.Process changes after mistake in Spurs vs Liverpool
The Athletic has reported that as a result of the error made in the Tottenham vs. Liverpool game, the PMGOL has implemented a new protocol intended to improve the clarity of the communication between the referee and VAR.
According to the report, it has been reiterated to the officials that while decision-making must be quick and effective, accuracy should never suffer as a result.
According to the new procedure, the VAR must now verify with the assistant referee to validate the results of the check procedure before informing the on-field referee of the final determination.
The source indicates that the adjustment was made right away and that it was in effect for the eighth matchweek.
It’s crucial to keep in mind that technology in football is still fairly young compared to most other sports. Prior to the VAR process being properly optimized and applied, there were always going to be a few errors along the road.