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Should Dalglish support goal line technology?

Reports have come out over the last couple of days that goal-line technology may probably be introduced in time for next season. This, it’s muted will remove the element of doubt and support referees and officials in the thankless task of officiating games.

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Reports have come out over the last couple of days that goal-line technology may probably be introduced in time for next season. This, it’s muted will remove the element of doubt and support referees and officials in the thankless task of officiating games. In the hope, I gather of avoiding the often-emotive reactions to disallowed and allowed goals alike which are disputed. Kenny Dalglish and Bolton’s Owen Coyle are believed to be in favour. I’m not.

Dalglish has often bemoaned the “luck” that Liverpool have not had on occasion this season. Therein lies the key for me. I hope he’s as gracious when some possible good fortune that would have gone his way goes against him.

What’s the point? Yes, games are won and lost by these decisions and they’re often the catalyst for many an ugly scene that’s been witnessed over the years. However, in removing the emotion, debate and ‘human’ element from the game, are we really going to improve it? I’m not so sure.

For instance, let’s address the fact this technology is there for the avoidance of human ‘error’. And? So? Surely the element of human error is part and parcel of the game. It’s what makes the game so enthralling, so captivating, so attractive, so appealing and at times so bloody annoying! What are we going to do next? Will players request some form of technology to help them get their shots on target? Will defenders have some kind of laser guidance technique to avoid fouling the opposition attacker? Conversely, will the opposition attacker have some kind of heat-seeking detection system to detect said tackle and thus avoid it? Come on? Where’s the fun in this sanitization of the beautiful game?

As much as we want to complain that this could have been that and the other could have been something else, we have to admit that this is part of what makes the game what it is. A little less post match debate and analysis by the fans on the way back after the match. Less opinion from the pundit because the component of humanity has been removed from the whole thing.

Did Sir Geoff Hurst’s shot really cross the line? I’ve no idea but the goal was given and that’s that. If we were German it didn’t, and as we’re English it did. That’s football and that’s life. It’s one of the things that make football a great leveler and a great representative of life as we know it. You win some, you lose some. Sometimes you get your share of luck and at times you don’t. There are times to be cheerful, times to be sad. Times to be confused, angry, or downright mad. That’s just the way it goes, and I’m disappointed that this technology is being brought in for these reasons. I’m sure Dalglish recognizes this. I don’t want to criticize the guy. I simply believe that some things are best left alone.

The next likely thing will be something to eradicate erroneous offside decisions for good. Yes, the game is big money these days and there’s a lot at stake. That’s always been the case anyway with football. Not in a financial sense but in the sense of pride and of identity and of belonging to your team.

In FIFA trying to get referees and football to be all things to all people, let’s not forget what it is. A game. Played by humans, for humans.

By Ben Green

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“Deserved”, “All the best for the future” – Some Liverpool fans pleased with choice for September’s Player of the Month

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Daniel Sturridge Liverpool

Daniel Sturridge had a great September for Liverpool. Even though the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and lost to Napoli in the Champions League, Sturridge scored a couple of fantastic goals against his former employers.

His strike against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will be remembered for long. Liverpool looked to be out of the game but the Englishman came up with a majestic hit from outside the box in the final moments of the game.

The 29-year-old hasn’t started many games but is doing a great job off the bench. Sturridge was named as Liverpool’s player of the month for his performances in September.

The Englishman will have a huge role to play for us as the season progresses and several fans were pleased that the striker got his reward for some excellent games.

Read more: “Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price

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“Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick

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Harry Wilson Liverpool

Harry Wilson

Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland in a UEFA Nations League game and they have Harry Wilson to thank.

The Liverpool youngster stepped up to score a brilliant free-kick for the away side in the 58th minute.

The 21-year-old was in the news earlier in the season when he smashed in a free-kick at Old Trafford. Manchester United were the opposition for Derby County on that evening and the Welshman’s goal helped the Championship side knock the Red Devils out of the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old is on loan at Derby and is one of the brightest youngsters at Anfield. The Welshman certainly got a lot of people talking with his effort against the Republic of Ireland and some fans believed the attacking midfielder has a great future ahead of him.

Read more: Liverpool handed triple injury boost ahead of Huddersfield clash

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“Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price

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Alberto Moreno

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno has just one start to his name this season and that came in the 2-1 loss against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.

The game will be remembered for an Eden Hazard wonder goal, where the Spaniard was taken to the cleaners by the Belgian.

Moreno has found it tough to reclaim his starting spot in the Liverpool team, with Andy Robertson putting in a number of great performances. The newly appointed Scottish captain is possibly the best left-back in the league and was with the national side during the international break.

The Spaniard was training with the other members of the squad at Melwood and a brilliant video of his was shared. Moreno can be seen doing a couple of quality flicks during training and that got a number of fans interested.

The left-back has been linked (h/t Mirror) with a move to Barcelona in the winter window, and some fans believed this video was a ploy to increase his value ahead of a possible sale.

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