Liverpool fans have been breathing sighs of relief after it was announced that Craig Pawson will take charge of their crunch clash with Manchester United on Sunday.
The Red Devils are the only team to take points off Jurgen Klopp’s side this season after a 1-1 draw in the earlier fixture at Old Trafford. Adam Lallana cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s first-half opener to ensure that the shares were spoiled on the other end of the M62. Liverpool are currently top of the Premier League and unbeaten during the current campaign, 14 points clear ahead of Manchester City in 2nd place.
Craig Pawson to take charge of #LFC‘s visit from Manchester United this Sunday.
VAR will be Paul Tierney.
— Paul Gorst (@ptgorst) January 13, 2020
The Liverpool Echo’s Paul Gorst announced that Pawson would be in charge for the game, much to the relief of some fans. This is due to their dislike of official Martin Atkinson after he was the VAR official at Villa Park earlier in the season that disallowed Roberto Firmino’s goal during their 2-1 win. The goal was originally ruled out by the assistant referee. On closer inspection, Atkinson stuck with the original choice made due to Firmino’s armpit being in an offside position, as per the Liverpool Echo.
Check out some of the best Twitter responses from Liverpool fans down below…
At least it not Martin Atkinson
— Mohammad Abdala (@Mohamma28846431) January 13, 2020
At least Atkinson has no involvement. Hate that man
— (@taaLFC) January 13, 2020
Anyone is better than Martin Atkinson and Jon Moss.
— Liverpool Red (@lfcredynwa) January 13, 2020
Atleast its not Man City fan Atkinson.
— Mohmmad Khan (@kahny77) January 13, 2020
Well at least it’s not Atkinson round 2.
— Rachel (@RachelJuly2009) January 13, 2020
@Kevbyrne90 no Atkinson or Jon Moss SIUUUUUUU
— Jay Doyle (@JayDoyle7) January 13, 2020
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