Anthony Taylor will referee Liverpool’s clash with Watford on Saturday, after presiding over a controversial decision in the reverse fixture in August.

The Reds are looking for an immediate response to the weekend’s 2-1 loss at Man United when they take on the Hornets at Anfield.

Having fallen behind in the race for second place, and with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham all picking up three points in their respective clashes, victory over Watford is vital.

Jurgen Klopp‘s side were, however, held to a frustrating 3-3 draw by the Hertfordshire outfit on the opening day of the season, in a game marred by a questionable offside call late on.

With Liverpool leading 3-2 in stoppage time through goals from Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino and Mohamed Salah, Miguel Britos headed home a last-minute equaliser on the goal line.

But as replays proved, the Uruguayan was offside when Richarlison fired in his initial effort, with Simon Mignolet pushing it onto the crossbar for the awaiting centre-back to convert.

Taylor and his assistants failed to spot the error, and speaking after the game Klopp described the call as “obvious,” claiming “the linesman is on the line. He needs to see it.”

The appointment of the same referee—albeit with a different supporting cast in linesmen Adam Nunn and Daniel Cook and fourth official Roger East—will likely prompt criticism.

But fears can be allayed by Liverpool’s record in recent games with Taylor in charge:…

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