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Premier League: England, Cook Ruled Out For Duty Over Liverpool Vs Spurs VAR Error



The video assistant referee officials involved in wrongly disallowing a goal for Liverpool at Tottenham have not been selected for this weekend’s Premier League games.

Darren England and assistant Dan Cook did not overrule on Saturday when Luis Diaz was wrongly flagged offside.

The Reds made a formal request on Monday to PGMOL to be sent the audio recordings between the match officials.

The audio around the controversial decision at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is expected to be made public by PGMOL.

Liverpool will take the necessary time to review the recordings to better understand how the breakdown in communication happened.

The on-field referee from Saturday’s game, Simon Hooper, will be the VAR official for Bournemouth’s trip to Everton.

Michael Oliver, who was the fourth official, will feature in two games.

Oliver will be VAR official for Luton’s game against Tottenham on Saturday, before taking charge on the field for Arsenal’s game against Manchester City on Sunday.

England and Cook were stood down from duty for the rest of last weekend because of the mistake at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, described by referees’ governing body PGMOL’s as a “significant human error”.

Liverpool, who went down to a 2-1 defeat, criticised PGMOL’s response to the controversial incident, saying the explanation was “unacceptable” and “sporting integrity has been undermined”.