Match commentator and Rio Ferdinand can’t believe what referee did to Chelsea at Anfield

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Chelsea had two clear penalty appeals thrown away by referee Paul Tierney and the VAR during Chelsea’s game against Liverpool at Anfield.

Liverpool were by far the better side, but Chelsea deserved two penalties.

For the first, Conor Gallagher was fouled in the box by Virgil van Dijk early in the first-half.

For the second, Van Dijk was the culprit again as he fouled Christopher Nkunku in the box in the second-half.

Speaking about the second incident on the commentary, Ally McCoist was heard saying: “Has van Dijk kicked through him? Oh he does you know!

“I’ll tell you right now he does, that’s a penalty. I think that is a penalty – he catches him with his right leg. You see the contact from Van Dijk there, oh it’s a penalty all day. He catches his right leg, no doubt about it.”

Rio Ferdinand slammed the referee and VAR for failing to award Chelsea two penalties.

Speaking after the game, Ferdinand said: “I can’t believe VAR hasn’t seen that and not give the penalties. VAR is meant to help in these situations.

“How they have looked at the those two incidents and not thought they were penalties [for Chelsea].

“I still think Chelsea were well off it today but those penalties could have changed the nature of the game.”