To Liverpool fans’ horror, Martin Atkinson will be the man in charge of the upcoming Merseyside Derby at Goodison Park with Stuart Attwell officiating VAR. The Red fanbase is in full meltdown mode as they speculate over the upcoming Everton clash.
After Manchester United beat their Mancunian rivals in the recent Old Trafford derby, Liverpool are now just two more wins away from clinching the title… or two more Manchester City losses.
The Citizens play twice more before the Reds have another Premier League game, meaning if everything goes pear-shaped for Pep Guardiola’s side, Liverpool could mathematically win the league at Goodison Park.
However, the news that Martin Atkinson will be officiating the derby has got fans in panic mode. The Yorkshire-born referee has caused Liverpool a lot of upset this season, the most infamous incident probably being the ‘Firmino armpit offside’ against Aston Villa in November.
Liverpool supporters are far from happy, with one predicting ‘Everton 4-0 Liverpool on its way’. Another fan already thinks it’s a ‘disaster’.
Are Liverpool gonna win the league against Everton?
Martin Atkinson Monday: pic.twitter.com/gtWto9Mk0l
— Jordan (@Just_Jordxn) March 10, 2020
— Danny Hughes (@Dhughes2003) March 10, 2020
He shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near a Liverpool match, not even as a spectator, how have the club not put in an official complaint yet?!
— Eejit Provocateur (@ejitProvocateur) March 10, 2020
Disaster really. But just got to get through it as best we can.
— Spion Kop (@TheKopHQ) March 10, 2020
— Mo Salah (@thekoplegacy) March 10, 2020
— Eka Prasetya 🐺 (@EPras92) March 10, 2020
— GilgaGOAT • LFC (@SmashGilga) March 10, 2020
Liverpool fans… describe how you’re feeling in one word…
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