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Michael Oliver to referee Premier League clash between Liverpool and Manchester City



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Michael Oliver will take charge of Manchester City’s visit to Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon. 

Manchester City travel to Anfield bidding to turn the tide in the Premier League title race, with the opportunity for Pep Guardiola’s side to move to the top of the table with a victory over Liverpool. 

The Blues, who beat Manchester United 3-1 at the Etihad Stadium last weekend courtesy of Phil Foden’s brilliant brace, are unbeaten in the Premier League since December and seeking to win a fourth successive title. 

City drew 1-1 with Liverpool in the reverse fixture in November, as Erling Haaland’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Trent Alexander-Arnold’s 80th minute effort. 

Guardiola’s side are unbeaten in their last three matches against Liverpool in all competitions, but haven’t won at Anfield since a 4-1 victory in 2021. 

Manchester City suffered a 1-0 loss to Jurgen Klopp’s side on Merseyside last season, as Mo Salah was gifted a 76th minute goal by Joao Cancelo. 

A loss at Anfield this weekend would see the Sky Blues fall four points behind Liverpool in the title race, with the two heavyweights meeting in gameweek 28. 

Ahead of Sunday’s pivotal clash at Anfield, the Premier League have announced the Match Officials for Liverpool’s meeting with Manchester City. 

Match Referee

Michael Oliver has been named as the referee for Manchester City’s clash with Liverpool on Sunday afternoon.

The 39-year-old has officiated 23 matches so far this season across all competitions, showing 102 yellow cards and four red cards.

Oliver last took charge of Manchester City in October, when Pep Guardiola’s side lost at Arsenal in the Premier League.

The referee has taken charge of this fixture on six previous occasions, the most of any official.

Assistant Referees

Oliver will be accompanied at Anfield by Assistant Referees Stuart Burt and Dan Cook.

Video Assistant Referees

Overviewing proceedings will be Video Assistant Referee Stuart Attwell and Assistant Video Assistant Referee Nick Hopton.

Fourth Official

David Coote has been named as the Fourth Official.

The referee will be overseeing conduct within the two dugouts, and the behaviour of managers Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola.