Pierre Gasly brings up Lewis Hamilton ‘robbery’ when discussing Liverpool controversy

Pierre Gasly has suggested that there needs to be change at the FIA, as he reflected on recent controversy.

Pierre Gasly has compared a recent incident in the Premier League to the 2021 season finale, where a ‘human error’ by ex-race director Michael Masi saw Lewis Hamilton lose an unprecedented eighth Drivers’ Championship.

Last weekend in the Premier League, Liverpool had a goal ruled out against Tottenham; however, it was discovered that it should’ve actually been allowed.

Liverpool player Luis Diaz had a goal ruled out for offside, only for the VAR to show that it was actually onside.

Despite this, the goal was still ruled out, with released audio having unveiled why this was the case.

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The released audio from the PGMOL showed that there’d been a clear case of miscommunication, with Liverpool having controversially gone on to lose the match.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has called for the game to be replayed; however, Gasly – who is a PSG fan – has insisted that like at Abu Dhabi in 2021, “referees also make mistakes”.

“The Liverpool [situation] was a bit of a surprise and definitely a talking point of the weekend,” Gasly said, ahead of Qatar, as reported by The Independent.

“We had a conversation last night and there were comments made about Abu Dhabi 2021.

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“It’s sport – referees also make mistakes. It’s tough to swallow when you’re on the wrong side of it. But it’s sport, even though it shouldn’t happen sometimes, it does.”

Klopp believes a replay of the match is the only way to correct the situation, which he notes has “never happened” before.

The Liverpool manager believes that the released audio shows that the referee made an “obvious mistake”, something he states needs “solutions”.

However, whilst he’s called for the match to be conducted again, he doubts it’ll happen.

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“Something like this never happened, so that is why I think a replay is the right thing to do,” Klopp said.

“The audio didn’t change it at all. It is an obvious mistake. There should be solutions for that. The outcome should be a replay. But it probably won’t happen.

“The argument against that would be it opens the gates. It is unprecedented. I’m used to wrong and difficult decisions, but something like this never happened.”