Mourinho implies that Spurs should have been helped twice by VAR against Liverpool

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Tottenham Hotspur took on Liverpool at home in the Premier League yesterday, but were unable to prevent the Reds from extending their lead at the top of the table.

Liverpool have yet to lose a single match this season and have only drawn one out of their 21 games so far, coming against Manchester United.

Plenty has been said about VAR this season, with the technology hitting the headlines particularly for ruling out multiple goals for the tightest of offsides.

However, Jose Mourinho hinted that it should have been used in different ways yesterday in favour of his side and against Liverpool.

Firstly, Jose implied that Andrew Roberton’s challenge on the ankle of Japhet Tanganga should have warranted another look from VAR.

He also added that the throw-in from which Spurs conceded the only goal of the match should have in fact gone his side’s way as Aurier played the ball off Sadio Mane.

Mourinho said (Football London): “Compared with Son, compare with Son against Chelsea and you have the answer. It was not just that. It was the throw-in that started the goal. It was our thrown-in. Mane was the last to touch the ball. It was our thrown-in. From there they scored a goal.

“Because I am a players’ coach, not a referee’s coach, I have to be a little bit upset with my boys in relation to that one because yesterday in training we spent a long, long time working on defensive throw-ins and it was where we conceded a goal, but that’s football. For me positives, lots of positives from the players, lots of positives from the team.

“The team in great difficulties in this moment, difficult to try to create a puzzle to be in conditions to compete against such a good opponent so I have only reasons to be happy with the work we did in the week and what the boys did in the game.”

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