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Liverpool Fans Fume Over Appointment Of Anthony Taylor As Referee For Manchester City Vs Liverpool

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Liverpool Fans Fume Over Appointment Of Anthony Taylor As Referee For Manchester City Vs Liverpool

The Premier League have confirmed Anthony Taylor will officiate the top of the table clash between Manchester City and Liverpool this weekend.

City and Liverpool, who are separated by just one point, meet in a huge 16:40 kick-off at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

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The game has been billed as a potential title decider and the announcement for the officials has today been announced.

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43-year-old Taylor, from Greater Manchester, tends to get the nod for a lot of the big games but there's been uproar from Liverpool fans, who do not buy that he is said to be an Altrincham fan.

To add to the fume, Paul Tierney, a man who Jurgen Klopp has had a number of run-ins with, is on VAR duty.

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Tierney refereed the return fixture, an entertaining 2-2 draw at Anfield where James Milner was lucky to have not been sent off.

Last season, Craig Pawson took charge of the 1-1 draw at the Etihad, while Michael Oliver was the man in the middle for City's first win at Anfield for 18 years in February 2021.

In 2014, Brendan Rodgers, then managing Liverpool, was fined £8,000 for comments made about appointing a Bolton referee in Lee Mason.

“I was surprised that we are playing in Manchester and we had a referee from Greater Manchester,” Rodgers stated after Liverpool's controversial 2-1 loss.

“Hopefully we won’t have a Greater Manchester referee with Liverpool-Manchester games in future.

“We had nothing that went our way at all. I never go on about officials but I thought they were horrendous.”

Featured Image Credit: Image: PA

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Premier League, Jurgen Klopp

Josh Lawless
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