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.
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.
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:…