Ahead of the Reds’ Premier League opener against Norwich City on Friday evening, LFC has confirmed how supporters inside Anfield will be informed about VAR (Video Assistant Referees) reviews and decisions taken by the match officials.
The new football season will see the introduction of VAR in all games right across the Premier League following a unanimous vote by clubs in November 2018.
VAR communications at Anfield will be made via a combination of announcements over the public address system and written messages on the two electronic scoreboards. A dedicated stadium announcer and scoreboard operator will be situated in Anfield’s control room and they will have access to the live VAR information feed.
In the event of the referee indicating a VAR review, the operator will replicate the exact wording of the VAR information feed onto the scoreboard, alongside a simultaneous announcement over the PA system, as soon as information has been released from the Premier League Match Centre in Stockley Park, West London.
Fans watching on television will be updated with the same messaging via the host broadcaster’s feed.