Watch as Timo Werner denied Liverpool opener via VAR in controversial marginal offside

TIMO WERNER was controversially denied a goal against Liverpool by VAR's finest of margins.

The Chelsea star beat Jurgen Klopp's high press as he latched onto a terrific long ball from Jorginho.

Werner delightfully chipped the oncoming Alisson Becker before using his lightning-quick pace to beat Ozan Kabak and poke the ball home.

However, VAR called for an offside check despite replays suggesting Werner was well onside.

The fine lines were called upon by the video officials.

And they surprisingly concluded that Werner was offside, much to Chelsea's fury.

Former Blue Ashley Cole was not happy it had been disallowed.

He told Sky Sports: “It has to change (the offside law).

“All fans want to see entertainment and goals scored.

“The momentum of Werner is he’s going that way, the defender’s body is going that way.


“Now you’re complaining about an arm, it’s difficult.”

Chelsea had been the better team at Anfield leading up to the disallowed strike.

But they were rewarded for their efforts just before half-time when Mason Mount struck.

The England midfielder picked the ball up on the left and dribbled inside, dragging Liverpool's defence along with him.

Mount appeared to be looking for a gap so he could play in either Werner or Hakim Ziyech.

But as he continued to run, the space opened up perfectly for him to fire off a cracking effort past Alisson and into the far post.

It was a brilliant goal and a deserved reward for Mount, who has become an excellent player in Thomas Tuchel's new system.

He now has five goals in the Premier League this season, three of which have come under Tuchel.

And ALL five have been scored away from home.

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