By Kevin Campbell
Kevin Campbell has claimed Liverpool will be one of many sides who would welcome the introduction of semi-automated offside technology into the Premier League.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker urged Premier League clubs to adopt any technology that could aid officials come to correct decisions quickly.
According to The Times‘ Martyn Ziegler (12 September), the Premier League is set to push ahead with plans to use semi-automated offsides from next season.
🎥 Semi-Automated Offside Technology (SAOT) has already proved useful in providing quick and accurate decisions in the #UCL group stages.
⚽ As a reminder, UEFA chief refereeing officer Roberto Rosetti explains how it works: ⬇️
It comes after such technology has been successfully introduced in the Champions League group stages this term.
Liverpool play a notoriously high line and their defenders can often be seen berating linesman for not putting their flag up earlier.
When asked by Football Insider if the technology would be welcomed by Jurgen Klopp’s side more than most, Campbell said:
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“I would like to think that all clubs will welcome it. Anything that can take it out of the hands of VAR is good.
“VAR has messed the whole thing up. Any technology that can speed decisions up and make the game flow better should be welcome with open arms. I think it is a real must.
“The fact of the matter is, the linesman keeping their flags down wastes time and could cause injuries. There could be collisions in the next phase of play.
“If the technology works better than VAR, I am all for it. I have had enough of VAR. It has been brought in to help referees but it is has hindered the game. It is all we spend our time doing, talking about the poor decisions that are made.
“If the technology works and it is precise I am all for it.”
In other news, a pundit has claimed Man City have been handed an advantage over Liverpool in the title race after an official announcement.