Richard Keys makes claim

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Richard Keys

BeIN host, Richard Keys, has claimed Premier League referee Michael Oliver is “above reproach”.

Keys also said VAR is a “waste of time” in games that Oliver is officiating.

Oliver opted not to award Liverpool a last-minute penalty in Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City at Anfield.

The controversial incident came after Jeremy Doku’s raised leg collided with the ribs of Alexis Mac Allister.

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Keys has now doubled down on his previous criticism of Oliver, who is regarded as the Premier League’s top referee, even suggesting that other officials fear him.

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He posted on X: “Until someone in VAR finds the courage to tell Oliver that he’s made a mistake what we saw happen at Anfield yesterday – & most weeks elsewhere – will keep happening.

“I’ve said it all this season & last. He thinks he’s above reproach. VAR is a waste of time when he’s on the pitch.”

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