Manchester United 1-1 Liverpool: Referee and VAR in spotlight as Reds’ perfect start comes to an end [Tweets]

Liverpool came from behind to salvage a point against arch rivals Manchester United, as their perfect start to the Premier League season came to a halt.

Liverpool’s winning start to the 2019-20 Premier League campaign came to an end on Sunday, as they were held to a 1-1 draw by arch rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.

Marcus Rashford opened the scoring for the Red Devils in the 37th minute after a debatable decision from the referee to dismiss a potential foul on Divock Origi in the build-up to the goal, which was upheld by VAR. Liverpool seemed to have equalized soon after through Sadio Mane, but VAR was in action again, overturning the goal for a handball.

Jurgen Klopp’s men huffed and puffed in search of an equalizer for most of the second period and it finally came in the 85th minute through substitute Adam Lallana. The result meant Liverpool’s perfect start to the season came to a halt, but they remain unbeaten in the league.

Naturally, the fans were left furious by some of the calls by referee Martin Atkinson and the VAR. And they took to Twitter to vent out their frustration;

Lallana was praised for making an impact coming on the bench, while a lot fans were unhappy with the performance of captain Jordan Henderson and called for him to be dropped from the lineup.

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