A number of Liverpool supporters have bemoaned Paul Tierney’s appointment as referee for the weekend showdown with Manchester City.
The Reds face their biggest game of the season so far on Sunday, taking on the defending champions in the Premier League at Anfield.
Jurgen Klopp’s men are currently top of the table and one point clear of their rivals, highlighting the importance of the result this weekend.
It could prove to be a pivotal day in the title race and the performance of the referee could have a huge bearing on the outcome.
Liverpool were undefeated in four league matches with him as referee last season – two wins and two draws – which bodes well. However, he controversially blew for half-time in the 0-0 draw against Manchester United in January just as Thiago had played Sadio Mane through on goal.
Liverpool fans unhappy with Tierney appointment
Despite the good record in games involving Tierney last term, these Reds fans took to Twitter to show their unhappiness at his appointment for Sunday’s showdown against City.
“At least have Michael Oliver on it“
“Manchester born & bred. First L inbound boys“
“Can’t stand this fella“
“Horrible pairing but then again they all are”
“Paul Tierney and Stuart Atwell. This isn’t going to go well“
In other news, some Liverpool fans are fuming at a James Pearce injury update. Read more here.
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