Liverpool have been given the audio recording chronicling the offside goal fiasco in their defeat at Tottenham – but not other potentially relevant conversations during the game.
Howard Webb on Tuesday provided the club with the audio of the moments after Luis Diaz’s wrongly disallowed goal at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, it remains to be seen whether it fulfils Liverpool’s demand for “full transparency” over an incident that has triggered the worst Video Assistant Referee crisis English football has witnessed.
Telegraph Sport has been told the recording will also be made public in a matter of days as Webb, the head of Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), attempts to draw a line under the debacle.
But a failure to release audio from the whole game would risk leaving further questions unanswered, including exactly when referee Simon Hooper was informed of the blunder, or whether anything else relevant of concern occurred during the match.
The Vars behind the debacle will play no part in Premier League games this weekend.
Darren England and Dan Cook will remain exiled amid an ongoing review into the “significant human error” that saw them fail to correct the decision to disallow Luis Diaz’s goal in the Anfield club’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham last Saturday.
England and Cook’s glaring error had already seen them replaced as fourth official and assistant referee, respectively, from Nottingham Forest’s game against Brentford on Sunday and Monday night’s clash between Fulham and Chelsea.
And on Tuesday, England and Cook did not feature as the Premier League released its list of officials for matchweek eight this Saturday and Sunday.
When it comes to releasing the Spurs-Liverpool audio publicly, the usual forum would be during a television programme dedicated to the airing of conversations between match officials called Match Officials Mic’d Up.
The next episode of the show is scheduled for early next week but PGMOL has not ruled out releasing the recording in question sooner than that, after acceding to a formal request for it on Monday from Liverpool.
That will depend on a review into the offside goal debacle first being completed and the findings of it shared with Liverpool, who have demanded “full transparency”.
In a statement issued on Sunday night, Liverpool also said they would “explore the range of options available given the clear need for escalation and resolution”.