Liverpool will not have a big screen installed at Anfield this summer ahead of the 2019/20 season, when VAR will be used in the Premier League for the first time, according to the Echo.

Anfield has an electronic scoreboard in two corners of the stadium, one between the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand and the Kop, and the other between the Kop and the Main Stand.

Video Assistant Refereeing will be available in every Premier League game in the next campaign after successful trials in the League Cup and FA Cup this season.

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It was also used extensively in the 2018 World Cup and this season’s Champions League knockout stages, impacting heavily on the quarter-final match between Tottenham and Manchester City in particular.

With no screens available at Anfield, VAR decision indications will instead be shown on the scoreboards and announced via the PA system.

According to the Premier League: “The Premier League has created graphics which will be displayed on giant screens to explain any VAR-related delay to a match, and any overturned decision,” a Premier League statement said earlier this week.

“Additionally, if the VAR believes there is a definitive video clip which helps explain an overturned decision, it will be broadcast on giant screens.

“Also, the Premier League is investigating the possibility of messages and video clips being viewed on handheld devices via an app.

“For clubs who do not have giant screens in their stadium, VAR communications will be made via a combination of PA announcements and messages on scoreboards.”

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