Some Tottenham fans have been left fuming after UEFA released audio of the conversation between the referee and the VAR after an early penalty was awarded to Liverpool in the 2019 Champions League final.

The 2-0 loss in the final proved to be the beginning of the end for Mauricio Pochettino at Spurs, while it provided the springboard for Jurgen Klopp’s subsequent success at Liverpool, including their first league title win in 30 years.

The Reds were handed a massive advantage in the game immediately after kick-off as Moussa Sissoko was adjudged to have handled the ball after Sadio Mane kicked it on to the midfielder’s arm from a few yards out.

The penalty, which was converted by Mohamed Salah, meant that Spurs had to chase the game from the first minute and Liverpool merely sit back and hit them on the counter.

While the penalty decision was something Tottenham fans have been trying their best to forget, UEFA decided to reignite the controversy by releasing the audio of the VAR telling the referee that it was “100 per cent penalty” within seconds of the incident taking place.

Some Spurs fans on social media have questioned why VAR did not seem to take a good look at the incident before backing up the referee’s call.

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