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Mohit Pasricha comments on legal challenges to refereeing decisions in the Evening Standard

October 2023

In light of Liverpool FC looking to challenge a controversial VAR decision, following a game against Tottenham Hotspur, Director and Head of Sports & Entertainment Mohit Pasricha comments on potential legal options for the club.

Mohit’s comments were published in the Evening Standard, 5 October 2023, and can be found here.

“Whilst the PGMOL have admitted a significant error occurred, Liverpool are ultimately facing an uphill battle to succeed in any legal claim.

Any case would need to establish whether human error directly affected the outcome of the game (which is not evident) or potentially Liverpool’s final position at the end of the season (which cannot be determined now).

Allowing a successful claim based on human error could set a dangerous precedent and potentially open the floodgates for other clubs to make similar challenges, making it highly improbable for any such claim to prevail.”