Anthony Taylor’s reality comes to light following his appointment as the Manchester United vs. Liverpool referee.


Anthony Taylor, an official who was born in Manchester, will supervise Liverpool’s match against Manchester United on Sunday.

The match between Liverpool and Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon will be officiated by Anthony Taylor.

Taylor will be the Reds’ man in the center for the fifth time this season; the team has only prevailed once in the four prior meetings.

Although they defeated Newcastle United 4-2 at home on New Year’s Day, Jurgen Klopp’s team lost 3-1 at Arsenal after being held to draws at Chelsea and Brighton. Taylor’s late dismissal of Ibrahima Konate infuriated Klopp.

Despite this, Taylor’s loss was just the third in his more than five years as manager—he had officiated 24 Liverpool games throughout that time.

The Reds and their fierce rivals Manchester United have faced off twice before under Taylor’s leadership. The first encounter ended in a goalless draw at Anfield in October 2016.

Five years later, he was the one who blew the whistle for Liverpool’s historic 5-0 victory at Old Trafford, in which he also sent United player Paul Pogba out for fouling Naby Keita.

For the game on Sunday, John Brooks will serve as the VAR, while Richard West will be his assistant. Craig Pawson is the fourth official, and the assistant referees are Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn.


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