EPL: Gary Neville proposes alternative for VAR after Tottenham vs Liverpool controversy

Former Manchester United captain, Gary Neville has called on the Premier League to introduce the semi-automated offside.

This follows a controversial incident in Tottenham Hotspurs’ 2-1 win over Liverpool on Saturday evening.

The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) have apologized to Liverpool, admitting that Luis Diaz’s goal against Tottenham Hotspur should have stood.

Diaz broke in behind the Spurs defence before firing past Guglielmo Vicario into the bottom corner.

However the linesman had his flag up for offside. And although VAR intervened, the TV cameras didn’t show the offside lines, with the Colombian seemingly onside.

Neville tweeted: “Goal-line Technology and Offside have been the two pillars of accuracy with VAR.

“I’ve lost some confidence in the last month on offsides and this today erodes it further. Bring in the automated system straight away.”

When a semi-automated system is used, there is no need to draw or activate lines.

Instead, a virtual offside line is generated automatically in addition to accurately identifying skeleton points — including head, toes, upper arm and knees — on multiple players simultaneously.

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