sport news Liverpool fans left fuming as David Coote is appointed VAR for Leicester clash

Liverpool fans left fuming as David Coote is appointed VAR for weekend clash with Leicester for the first time since failing to send off Jordan Pickford for horror lunge on Virgil van Dijk in last month's controversial Merseyside derby David Coote has been appointed VAR for Liverpool's clash with Leicester Coote was last on VAR duties for Liverpool in their 2-2 draw with Everton He failed to send off Jordan Pickford for his shocking lunge on Virgil van Dijk Reds supporters are furious that Coote is back officiating just a month later 

By James Dutton For Mailonline

Published: 11:25 GMT, 17 November 2020 | Updated: 11:38 GMT, 17 November 2020

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David Coote is back on VAR duties for Liverpool this weekend, just a month after failing to send off Jordan Pickford for his shocking lunge on Virgil van Dijk in last month's Merseyside derby.

Coote was the video assistant referee who did not check for a red card for the Everton goalkeeper's challenge that left van Dijk needing season-ending surgery on a knee ligament injury after forgetting that the rules stated he could review the incident despite the offside in the build-up.

Sportsmail reported last month that Coote thought the offside — which he checked forensically — nullified what happened afterwards. 

David Coote returns to VAR duties this weekend for Liverpool's clash with Leicester 

He was

He was the VAR that did not check for a red card for Jordan Pickford in the Merseyside derby

The Everton goalkeeper went unpunished for a tackle that ended Virgil van Dijk's season

The Everton goalkeeper went unpunished for a tackle that ended Virgil van Dijk's season 

COOTE THIS SEASON

Matchweek 1 - VAR for Fulham-Arsenal

Matchweek 2 - Ref for Southampton-Tottenham

Matchweek 3 - VAR for City-Leicester

Matchweek 4 - Ref for Newcastle-Burnley, fourth official for Villa-Liv

Matchweek 5 - VAR for Everton-Liv, Ref for Leeds-Wolves

Matchweek 6 - Fourth official for WHU-City

Matchweek 7 - Ref for Burnley-Chelsea

Matchweek 8 - VAR for Arsenal-Aston Villa

Matchweek 9 - VAR for Liverpool-Leicester 

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