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Simon Hooper appointed as referee for Manchester City vs Liverpool

Following the international break, Pep Guardiola's Manchester City side is back in action in yet another must-win Premier League encounter. The Blues welcome Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool to the Etihad this Saturday lunchtime in a game that will be broadcasted live on BT Sport in the United Kingdom. The Premier League has appointed Simon Hooper as the referee.


Simon Hooper

So far this season, the Wiltshiremen has taken charge of City on four separate occasions; a 1-1 draw at Villa Park, City's Carabao Cup win against Chelsea in November, the 4-2 home win over Spurs, and finally, the Blues' last home league game which saw them run out 2-0 victors against Newcastle United.

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Regarding cards, Hooper has refereed a total of 20 Premier League games this season and dished out 63 yellows – an average of 3.15 per game. However, the 40-year-old is yet to give anyone their marching orders.

Hooper has refereed City just six times, with the Premier League champions coming out on top four times and sharing points twice.

Full Appointments

Referee: Simon Hooper

Assistants: Adrian Holmes & Simon Long

Fourth Official: Graham Scott

VAR: John Brooks

Assistant VAR: Matthew Wilkes


Written by: @TomCayless_

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