• Henry Brookbanks

Anthony Taylor appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Liverpool

Anthony Taylor will be in charge of Manchester City’s 31st Premier League game this season, as Pep Guardiola’s side welcome title challengers Liverpool this weekend. The biggest game of the season thus far, and one that almost feels like a league final, will be played on Sunday the 10th of April, kicking off at 16:30 (BST).



 

Anthony Taylor


Anthony Taylor will make it number 26 this weekend for the number of times he has officiated a Premier League game involving City. The Blues have won 15 of those games, losing six and the remaining four ending as draws.


The 43-year-old has refereed this fixture three times before, the most recent coming in 2020, which saw Guardiola’s men come out victorious – beating the Reds 4-0. City have yet to lose a game against Liverpool where Taylor has been in charge, a record the Premier League champions will hope to protect this coming Sunday.


Taylor has made 22 appearances so far in this Premier League season – distributing more than 80 yellow cards, four red cards, and eight penalties. Games that City have featured in make up just two of his 22 appearances, both of which came against Tottenham and resulted in losses.


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Full Appointments


Referee: Anthony Taylor

Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn

Fourth official: Andre Marriner

VAR: Paul Tierney

Assistant VAR: Timothy Wood



 

Written by: @BrookbanksHenry


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