Under-pressure officials Darren England and Dan Cook have been dropped from this weekend’s Premier League fixtures following their catastrophic error during Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham on Saturday evening.
The duo have been axed by the referees’ body PGMOL from top-flight duty after they incorrectly disallowed Luis Diaz’s opener for offside, with the Liverpool forward clearly played on by the outstretched leg of Tottenham’s Cristian Romero.
At the time of the incident, VAR England and assistant Cook mistakenly thought the on-field decision was onside, so did not correct the blunder.
The decision has enraged Liverpool since – with the Merseyside outfit demanding that the PGMOL release the audio which led to that monumental error.
And with the saga ongoing, the PGMOL have made the decision to take England and Cook out of the firing line for the final round of Premier League fixtures before this month’s international break – which includes Arsenal versus Manchester City on Sunday as the standout encounter. John Brooks is the VAR with Darren Cann his assistant VAR.