Incredibly tight VAR call denies Liverpool late, late derby winner
Caught your breath yet? Nah, us neither
Liverpool were denied a late, late winner in an action-packed Merseyside derby on Saturday after Sadio Mane was deemed to be offside in the build-up to what had looked like a crucial goal from Jordan Henderson.
Jurgen Klopp's side had led twice after goals from Mane and Mo Salah, only for Everton to find equalisers from Michael Keane and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.
While Everton were fortunate not to see Jordan Pickford sent off for a challenge which saw Virgil van Dijk leave the field through injury, a late red card for Richarlison saw the home side on the back foot for the final minutes of the game.
Liverpool appeared to have taken maximum advantage of their one-man advantage when Mane cut a cross back to Henderson, whose shot squirmed under Pickford's hand and looped into the goal.
This Jordan Henderson goal didn't count in the end after a controversial offside call...
But the no-look pass from Thiago to Mané deserved some love 👏 pic.twitter.com/b1kQaf4E9Q
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 17, 2020
While the visitors celebrated, a VAR check deemed Mane had been offside by the finest of margins - ruling the goal out.
Everton were able to hold on for the remaining seconds, ensuring they will remain at the Premier League summit beyond the end of the weekend.