In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Steve Bull, who scored 306 goals for Wolverhampton Wanderers, struggled to understand why VAR did not intervene to award what he believed to be two definite penalties against Liverpool on Monday.
Bull was sure that the first appeal when Alisson barged through Adama Traore after falling to catch the ball should have been a penalty for Wolves as they ended up losing 1-0 to the Reds.
The former Wolves striker questioned why the referee was not called over to the pitchside monitor to look at the incident, which could have been a game-changing moment.
Wolves’ all-time top scorer believes the VAR officials are more bothered about minuscule decisions, thus turning a blind eye to the extremely obvious which would not require a long time to make a decision on.
Speaking on his confusion that neither the on-pitch referee nor the VAR officials thought it was a foul on Traore and their obsession with tiny details, Bull told FFC exclusively:
“We had two blatant penalties which weren’t given but the first one involving the goalkeeper definitely should have been.
“VAR wasn’t used to review either of those decisions and I thought ‘why not?’
“They’re more bothered about trying to catch a little handball in the box rather than a blatant foul.”
VAR has come in for some serious criticism this season and it does not appear to be stopping with more contentious issues every day.
Nuno Espirito Santo was vocal last week about VAR and how it’s good that clubs are being able to voice their concerns and opinions.