Liverpool v West Ham
Referee: Anthony Taylor
Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn
Fourth official: Paul Tierney
Most people’s favourites for the title this season, Liverpool have bought incredibly well this summer.
The pain from the Champions League final defeat was soon soothed when it was announced that Mo Salah had agreed a contract extension, and with the additions of Fabinho, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alisson, the Reds will take some stopping.
NAME | Anthony Taylor
AGE | 39
YEAR APPOINTED| 2010
COUNTY FA | Cheshire FA
MAJOR HONOURS | FIFA Listed in 2013, UEFA Elite, 2018 Championship Final, 2017 FA Cup Final, 2015 League Cup final, 2012 FA Trophy Final, 2010 FA Vase Final
REF RANKING 17/18 | 5TH
PL GAMES 18/19 / TOTAL| 0
YELLOWS 18/19 / TOTAL | 0
REDS 18/19 / TOTAL | 0
Manuel Pellegrini has set about righting the wrongs at West Ham, and from a club on its knees with violence in the stands and demonstrations on the pitch, the Hammers, thanks to the Chilean’s assault on the transfer market, look well placed themselves to aim for a European placing.
This could be a cracking game to watch so Anthony Taylor needs to play along and not be too officious. Let the game flow and it will be an absorbing watch.
Taylor has been criticised in the past for being a bit too keen to blow the whistle, and this opener is the perfect opportunity for him to enhance his considerable credentials.
Does he have the fitness for an end-to-end battle though?
Where is Taylor in the Referee Rankings?
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