Jurgen Klopp’s side came agonisingly close to Premier League glory last season, missing out to Manchester City by a single point on the final day of the campaign.

But it could have all been so different for the Reds if VAR had been employed in the top flight, with a number of contentious decisions going the way of Pep Guardiola’s men.

New data from GentingBet suggests that Liverpool could have finished top of the pile with the help of the Video Assistant Referee.

The research has generated alternative final standings that take into account decisions that will be reviewed under the new regulations this season - and the Reds ultimately finish a point clear of their rivals.

One of the most significant changes to a result could have been in April when City hosted Tottenham, with Kyle Walker not being penalised for an apparent handball in the penalty area.

VAR could have awarded a penalty in this incident and Spurs’ 100 per cent record from the spot suggests they would have scored, leading City to drop two points.

Critics would argue that James Milner got away with a handball against Huddersfield last October but - based on the new rules referees will adhere to in 2019/20 - the spot-kick would not have been given.