Jordan Henderson’s late strike became controversial for offside as Liverpool denied a cathartic victory over Premier League leaders Everton on Saturday as Chelsea booted into a six-goal thriller with Southampton. Before the international break, Jurgen Klopp’s champions expected a 7-2 victory over Aston Villa, but the match at Goodison Park ended in a 2-2 draw.
Everton remained unbeaten this season and three points remained clear at the top of the table after several controversial calls.
Henderson’s goal is to make VAR. Klopp was mysterious about why he was rejected.
He said, “There were many big moments in the game. “The only situation I looked back on is Henderson’s goal and I didn’t see it offside. The picture I saw was not upside down, but it was offside because someone fixed it.”
Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti was pleased with his performance, although he was denied a fifth straight victory in the Premier League.
“We competed with them,” he said. “We went 1-0 down and equalized, 2-1 down and equalized. It was a good test and I feel good.
“Knowing this, we can compete with last season’s champions, which gives us more confidence about the future.”
After testing positive for coronavirus, Sadio Manela missed Villa Park’s weakness, and Senegal treated him badly in the 30th minute with a smart finish on the strength of Andy Robertson’s cut-back.
Within minutes of the game, Virgin Van Dijk received a dangerous late from Jordan Pickford.
However, no penalty was imposed after VAR’s review because Van Dijk was slightly upset and Pickford was lucky to avoid a red card.
Michael Kane equalized in the 1st minute and the Netherlands lost a huge lead at the other end.
Mohamed Salah stopped Liverpool with a spectacular strike 18 minutes later to go ahead but Dominic Calvert-Levin again reached Everton level.
The number of men in the house was reduced after Richardson was shown a live red card for a dangerous match on Thiago Alcantara.
However, the drama did not end there as VAR considered Mane offside as he provided a cross to Henderson despite the television proving controversial again.
– Chelsea play –
Chelsea were in full control after taking a 2-0 lead against Southampton at Stamford Bridge. Timo Werner scored two goals in the summer.
But just before half-time, Danny Ings’ goal and the end of the second half of the Cheyenne dummies wiped out their lead.
Frank Lampard’s side rushed to regain the lead, while Werner leveled the score at 3-2 to Kai Havertz.
But Southampton were not ruled out and Janic Westergaard, who equalized the ad-time for Sanya from a failed free-kick to Chennai, left the house.
Manchester City will face Arsenal later on Saturday after a disappointing start to the season, while Manchester United are looking to make amends for Tottenham’s 6-1 hammer earlier this month.
Sergio Aguero has returned to City for the first time since June but has been ruled out of the squad along with injured Kevin de Bruyne and Imaric Laporte.
Arsenal were able to include left-hander Kieran Tierney after the Kovid-1 prot protocol, and Thomas Parte was one of the new replacements.