It would have been the only top-flight game this season to not have VAR But event engineers were able to solve the problem and test the system in time The game was ironically settled by Roberto Firmino's goal following a VAR check
By Matt Hughes For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:32 GMT, 17 January 2020 | Updated: 22:42 GMT, 17 January 2020
Liverpool's Premier League win at Tottenham last Saturday came close to taking place without VAR due to technical problems, Sportsmail can reveal.
It is understood that a power cut at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the build-up to kick off led to serious concerns that the technology would not be available for the game, which ironically was settled by a Roberto Firmino goal following a VAR check which ruled that Jordan Henderson had not handled the ball in the build-up.
Sportsmail has learned that after the power issues were detected Premier League officials decided that the game would go ahead without VAR if necessary, which would have made it the only top-flight game of the season to take place without the new technology.
Liverpool's Premier League win at Tottenham came close to taking place without