Chris Kavanagh has been appointed as referee for Liverpool’s Premier League match towards Man Metropolis on Saturday, with VAR additionally confirmed.
Forward of Liverpool’s go to to the Etihad, Kavanagh has been handed the position of referee for the top-flight match regardless of being from Better Manchester.
In the meantime, the lead video assistant referee (VAR) for Saturday’s match will probably be Stuart Attwell, with him assisted by Tim Wooden.
On the sphere, Simon Bennett and Dan Robathan would be the referee’s assistants, whereas Thomas Bramall will act because the fourth official.
Kavanagh has been answerable for Liverpool 15 occasions to this point and Liverpool have a superb monitor document with him on the pitch. Of these fifteen video games from 2018, the Reds gained 13 and misplaced solely two.
Liverpool have even gained their final six video games with him as referee, together with victories over Nottingham Forest and West Ham this season.
Though Kavanagh has refereed two Merseyside derbies, the 38-year-old has by no means been answerable for a Liverpool match towards one in all Manchester’s large golf equipment.
Saturday’s VAR appointment, Attwell, predicts much less for the Reds. Earlier this 12 months, Fulham participant Tom Cairney stated the referee instructed him ‘it wasn’t a penalty’ after VAR awarded one in Liverpool’s favour.
If having a Kavanagh referee bodes properly, the Reds’ document on the venue negates that. Liverpool have recorded only one league victory on the Etihad Stadium within the final fifteen years.
In all competitions, the Reds have gained three video games of their final fifteen video games on the venue – not a superb document, even when they acknowledge the power of the opposition.
With gamers getting back from worldwide obligation, Liverpool will want issues to go their method, performance-wise and referee-wise, if they’re to get three factors again on the M62 on Saturday night time.