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Premier League confirm match officials for Liverpool vs Manchester United



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Manchester United will travel to Liverpool to face their rivals at Anfield Stadium on Sunday afternoon, with the Premier League match officials now confirmed.

The Reds have a big test following their Champions League exit in mid-week, with everyone aware of their dreadful record away against Liverpool in recent years.

United have not scored at Anfield since 2018, and their latest visit to the stadium ended in their most embarrassing result against the Merseyside club when they lost 7-0 last season.

Erik ten Hag’s side will be up against the pressure again this weekend, and the Dutch manager cannot afford a similar result this time around.

Liverpool sit at the top of the table currently – which could change if Arsenal or Aston Villa win their games before kick-off at Anfield – whilst United linger in sixth place, a point above Newcastle United and Brighton.

Victory is crucial for both sides, but the hosts will be the more comfortable heading into the fixture.

With the current Premier League season being one where officials have caught the eye more often than not, many fans will be eager to know who will be in charge at Anfield.

Match Referee

The man in charge of this historic Premier League fixture will be Michael Oliver, who has been at the centre of several controversial decisions in recent months, most notably his failure to send off Mateo Kovacic during Manchester City’s clash against Arsenal in October.

Oliver has officiated more Liverpool games than any other club, with 59 fixtures, whilst he’s taken charge of 44 United matches in his career.

He has led two games involving The Reds so far this term: their 2-0 loss against Tottenham Hotspur and their 2-1 win against Sheffield United.

Assistant Referees

The two assistant referees flanking Oliver will be Stuart Burt and Dan Cook, who have assisted just under 400 Premier League games between them.

Video Assistant Referees (VAR)

Arguably the most critical role within the officials now will be manned by John Brooks, with Simon Long as his assistant.

Fourth Official

Anthony Taylor will be the fourth official on the day, tasked with ensuring both Erik ten Hag and Jurgen Klopp are on their best behaviour on the touchline.