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Premier League under pressure to investigate Moss actions during Liverpool Spurs clash

The Premier League is being put under pressure to launch an independent investigation into referee Jon Moss' actions during the Liverpool vs Tottenham clash on Monday night.

The 2-2 draw was marred in controversy as Moss awarded two late contentious penalties to Spurs.

A microphone picked up Moss asking fourth-official Martin Atkinson if he saw Dejan Lovren play Harry Kane onside before he was fouled by Loris Karius.

He was heard saying: "Martin, have you got anything from TV?"

The action was illegal as the Video Assistant Referee system was not in use.

Professional Game Match Officials Ltd produced a statement yesterday, admitting that Moss had made a 'misguided' decision to speak with Atkinson.

However, some have argued the investigation must go further.

The Professional Game Match Officials Ltd's former General Manager, Keith Hackett, told the Telegraph: "A more detailed investigation needs to take place, independent of the PGMOL, to determine why Jon Moss referenced specifically his fourth official and television.

"They can't just dismiss it as a slip of the tongue. That's glossing over."

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