The Reds made a dominant start to Jurgen Klopp’s first home league match since his shock exit announcement, but it was Chelsea who managed a sight of goal when Gallagher was played in by Raheem Sterling. The Blues midfielder went down under a challenge from Van Dijk but no penalty was awarded by Paul Tierney, while the VAR also opted not to overturn the decision.
Gallagher went down after his right right appeared to make contact with Van Dijk’s right knee. However, the Chelsea man was falling slightly before the Dutchman made contact, with referee Tierney not deeming it enough contact to award the penalty. The decision was not considered enough of an error for John Brooks to intervene as VAR and so Tierney’s original decision stood.