VAR hit the headlines again after the Man City-Spurs game and you couldn't help but have a wry smile about it from a Liverpool point of view.

City fans do seem to be getting carried away with themselves at the moment, every single one of them seems to think they're going to win the league, which they probably are, but they are very boisterous, so for that to happen twice against Spurs is unbelievable and quite funny really.

That said, I don't think the goal should have been disallowed. The law is the law but if that was last season it would have been a goal no questions asked and if that happened to us I'd be gutted.

I was very much for VAR initially but I feel a bit cynical about it now. I thought it would be of benefit for certain instances where the ball was in back of net, really bad fouls, rolling round and play-acting etc but they're doing it for all kinds of different things now. In my view, I feel referees do need help but they need to rethink it in instances like that where there's clearly no intent, even though we obviously benefitted from it in the Champions League final.

VAR is providing plenty of talking points at the start of the new Premier League season

And for all our amusement at what happened to City, you can bet we'll be on the receiving end of it at some point!

It will be swings and roundabouts as the season goes on so we'll all have to brace ourselves for when it hits us.

 

* It was great to see Tranmere get their first win against Bolton at the weekend,it should  settle them down a bit after a tricky start and will do players and Micky Mellon lot of good.

A happy Micky Mellon after Tranmere's win over Bolton

Rovers have gad a few run ins against Bolton in the past, myself included, but you never like to see clubs in the kind of trouble they and Bury are and I hope they're able to find a way forward,it's not good for game to see clubs like that in such a desperate situation.

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It's very sad to see from a football point of view and there but grace of God go clubs like Tranmere who thankfully are in safe & secure hands these days.