A challenge on Diogo Jota in Nottingham Forest’s box was applauded by commentators in the first-half of Liverpool’s quarter-final FA Cup meeting with Steve Cooper’s men.
On replay, however, the tackle from Joe Worrall doesn’t appear to get any of the ball, with the on-pitch official and VAR failing to pick up on the potential penalty concern.
It’s possible, of course, that the 25-year-old got some contact with his heel, with an argument there to be made about a potential change of direction for the ball, though it does appear close enough to have inspired some further inspection from those at Stockley Park, one would have thought.
The winner of the tie in question face a clash with Premier League leaders Manchester in the next stage of the competition.
You can catch the clip below, courtesy of ITV:
A recovery tackle 101 from Joe Worrall 😍
What a challenge from the #NFFC defender#ITVFootball | #EmiratesFACup | #NOTLIV pic.twitter.com/vl6hMJSRgp
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) March 20, 2022
How much clear and obvious would you like that. I have said it will take someone to break an LFC player’s leg before they (F@#$ing VAR and the officials) to actually do something. Jota is between the ball and the opposition. The “Forest player gets NOWHERE near the ball. I can see that and I am sitting in South Africa. English Ref’s are totally shite when it comes to LFC.
ITV Sport,,,,,,your eyes are in your arse. Recovery tackle 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮