Steven Gerrard wants the introduction of video technology in football
Last weekend ended sour for Liverpool. The English Premier League team had the chance of celebrating a local double had they defeated Chelsea in the FA Cup final, but the game ended with a notorious 2-1 victory for Chelsea.
Ramires drew first blood for Chelsea before Didier Drogba double the score just before halftime. Andy Carroll came up with a rare goal in the second half but that was the only striker from Liverpool throughout the game.
According to Liverpool fans, the Merseyside club should have been handed the FA Cup trophy. Reportedly, Liverpool scored on two occasions in the game but match referee Phil Dowd did not award Liverpool with the strikes.
Liverpool’s £35 million striker scored in the second half of the game. Andy Carroll also came close to scoring on a couple of other occasions. According to Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, Phil Dowd would have been unable to give Liverpool the goal even if he had been closer to the sticks.
The 23-year-old Andy Carroll headed the ball towards Chelsea’s net but goalkeeper Petr Cech saved it or at least that is what Chelsea fans are saying. According to Liverpool fans, they deserved to win the encounter.
Steven Gerrard has once again stressed on the usage of video technology in football. The England international told media that using video technology would not only benefit football in the long run but also eradicate tons of quarrels.
Steven Gerrard felt sympathetic for referee Phil Dowd and his assistant Andrew Garratt and acknowledged the responsibilities and difficulties a referee has to face in a game.
“It is difficult for officials to give decisions like that,” Steven Gerrard said. “There is an argument that maybe it is [over the line] on the computer image but when you look at the replay...
“Phil Dowd is standing by me and the linesman is 40 yards away - it is impossible to give a yes or a no on it. We have been debating technology for years and it will continue until it comes in. The officials need a bit of help.”