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Arsenal fans are furious that VAR did not intervene in the goal they conceded against Brighton on Sunday.
Julio Enciso opened the scoring six minutes after half-time when Pervis Estupinan sent him outside the box.
The Paraguayan scored to make it 1-0 from close range but his goal angered Arsenal fans online.
They believe there was a breach in the staging as they allege Evan Ferguson fouled Jakub Kiwior, who fell before Enciso scored.
Replays showed that the striker caught the defender's heel before the ball went into the net. BREAKING FOR BRIGHTON
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One Twitter user wrote:
"How can this goal stand up to what Ferguson did to Kiwior? What a pathetic operator."
A second tweet:
"Of course, there was no VAR to check for Ferguson fouling Kiwior in preparation for this goal."
The third added:
"Sorry but Ferguson stepped on Kiwior."
The fourth said:
"I need to know, why wasn't there a foul when Ferguson kicked Kiwior in the box?"
"VAR needs to see this. Clearly Ferguson is stepping on Kiwior!"
Liverpool and Leicester City both have many games at opposite ends of the table, but both Jürgen Klopp and Dean Smith have had problems choosing their squads due to injuries.
This is a pivotal moment for Liverpool and Leicester City. Both technically out of control, each also knowing that a string of results in the final games of the season may be just enough to achieve their goals.
For Leicester in particular, even one more win would be a huge game-changer, with those around them in the relegation battle certainly not needing to be perfect at runtime. For Liverpool, the scale is closer to hope than expectation when it comes to finishing in the top 4, but the loss of Newcastle has at least rekindled some optimism. On another twist of fate, Newcastle are among the teams Leicester have yet to face, so this match against Liverpool is just the first of decisive encounters in the race for the top spots. qualifying for the Champions League and relegation in the Premier League. But what tools will the Foxes have?
With Leicester falling too quickly from the top 4 to the relegation group, many people think that injuries have had a heavy impact this season. In fact, Liverpool have been more affected, 'proud' of the league's worst record in this regard, with Smith's side in the middle of the table very much.
Going into Monday's game, Leicester had just two confirmed injury absentees, with James Justin and Jannik Vestergaard sidelined for the remainder of the campaign. Ryan Bertrand was already playing for the Under-21 team when he returned from a long break but is also unlikely to feature.
For their part, Liverpool have 4 players who are definitely absent. Calvin Ramsay, Stefan Bajčetić and Thiago will all be out for the rest of the season through injury, while Jürgen Klopp offered updates on the other two during his pre-match press conference. He confirmed Naby Keïta is 'no', adding that he 'thinks' Roberto Firmino will start training after Leicester, but has a slight chance of going back in time.
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Now it's a race against time to get these two players to play more games before leaving the club permanently when their contracts expire at the end of the season. It looks like Firmino will be fit for the farewell outing but it's unlikely we'll see Keïta again in red.
There was another surprise from the AXA Center when Ramsay returned to training, despite being eliminated for the rest of the campaign. But Football Insider confirmed plans to keep him sidelined until pre-season, despite his encouraging recovery steps. The only other news came from the Leicester side, where Kelechi Iheanacho was a major doubt. Having been decisive for Liverpool's hopes in the past, with an unforgivable defeat to Manchester City in 2019, it is unclear if he has a chance to return to a central role. Smith recently confirmed that he is "ahead of schedule" with a groin injury, but a return to full training is still planned after the Klopp game.
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