Martin Atkinson has been announced as the match referee for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Liverpool on Tuesday evening. The Red Devils are coming off the back of a 3-2 win against Norwich, but have a huge task on their hands to try and get a result away at Anfield.
Last time out against Jurgen Klopp’s side, United capitulated and embarrassingly lost the encounter 5-0, resulting in lost faith for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and he was sacked just weeks later.
Ralf Rangnick will be hoping for a much improved performance and hopefully a better result. United are still in the running for a place in the top four after both Tottenham and Arsenal lost on the weekend as United trumped Norwich.
Ahead of the trip to Merseyside, the Premier League have announced the match officials for the encounter.
Martin Atkinson has been chosen as the man to take charge of this massive fixture. He has officiated 21 top flight games so far this season, two of which have been United games against West Ham and Arsenal.
The veteran referee has led over 750 matches over his career and will be expected to be on top form as these two sides clash mid-week.
The 51-year-old has shown 49 yellow cards in the Premier League this season and also gave out two red cards. As always, this encounter could be a feisty affair and the official will likely need to reach for his pocket on at least a few occasions.
Constantine Hatzidakis and Richard West will be supporting Martin Atkinson as the assistant referees on the night. The pair have assisted 56 Premier League fixtures between them this season.
Video Assistant Referees (VAR)
At Stockley Park, Paul Tierney will be leading VAR for United’s trip to Liverpool. He will be assisted by Harry Lennard.
Chris Kavanagh will be on the touchline alongside the two German managers on this Tuesday evening which could prove pivotal for either side in their league objectives this season.