Steven Gerrard has all but called for the introduction of VAR in the Scottish League as Celtic beat Rangers to win the Scottish League Cup courtesy of a goal from Christopher Jullien, but replays appeared to show he was in an offside position.
Rangers had dominated the final for the majority of the match with Fraser Forster pulling off a number of stunning saves, but they found themselves edged out by bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic.
Speaking after the game, Gerrard was clearly frustrated over the nature of Celtic’s winning goal.
“Slightly is offside isn’t it,” he told BT Sport.
“I think the three of them are in an offside position. Unfortunately we’re in a league where there’s no VAR so they don’t go for you. You’d expect the official to get one of them right out of the three, unfortunately they haven’t.
"I'm not the type of person who blames or look for excuses, the big moments have gone against us today, we are all responsible for that. But the reality is, at the top end of football, you expect the linesman to get one of them right from the three who were in an offside position."
“It's still very raw but I can't really ask any more from my players in terms of the performance. I thought we were really good, we performed well. But we got one big moment wrong. We never defended a set-piece.
“Now, there's a good possibility two or three of them are offside but we've still got to defend it better."
Gerrard was full of praise for Forster, who is on loan from Southampton, saying, "He's had one of the best games of his career today, unfortunately for us, we've got to give credit where it's due."