Date: 6th February 2020 at 8:50am
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Liverpool fans have been fuming on Twitter over comments made by Shrewsbury Town manager Sam Ricketts on VAR.

This comes after Liverpool news Twitter account @LivEchoLFC shared a post on their page that included an article from the Liverpool Echo on Ricketts’ comments made following his side’s 1-0 defeat at Anfield in the FA Cup.

Speaking after the match, Ricketts mentioned the VAR decision that disallowed his team an opening goal in the game, before highlighting a potential handball from Virgil van Dijk in the Reds’ match against Wolves in December.

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These comments from Ricketts did not go down well with some Liverpool fans, who were not shy in making their feelings known on Twitter.

Here’s a sample of Liverpool fans slating Ricketts’ comments on VAR:

The League One side fell to a 1-0 defeat in the fourth-round replay at Anfield against a team filled with Liverpool’s youth players being coached by Neil Critchley. After the match, when Ricketts was asked about VAR, his answer, which included a potential handball decision against Van Dijk set himself up as a target for criticism from many Liverpool fans.

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To bring up an issue from a match from weeks ago that was not even given as a handball from Van Dijk does come across as quite bitter. It’s obvious that this quote from Ricketts was always going to pick up some reaction from the Liverpool fans who see it as an excuse for losing against them.