Matchweek 13 Referee appointments: why do Liverpool keep getting the same refs?




by Andrew Crawshaw

  • Who is on duty this coming weekend
  • Matchweek 13 – Saturday/Sunday/Monday
Match Referee Assistant Referees 4th Official VAR referee Assistant VAR Referee
Saturday 12:30
Notts Forest



Paul Tierney Constantine Hatzidakis

Timothy Wood

Graham Scott Mike Dean Simon Long
Saturday 15:00


Crystal Palace

Simon Hooper Adrian Holmes

Matthew Wilkes

John Brookes Darren England Lee Betts
Man City



Craig Pawson Marc Perry

Scott Ledger

Tony Harrington Lee Mason Ian Hussin
Saturday 17:30


Man United

Stuart Attwell Darren Cann

Harry Lennard

Michael Salisbury Michael Oliver Richard West
Sunday 14:00
Aston Villa



Darren England James Mainwaring

Wade Smith

Michael Salisbury Paul Tierney Darren Cann



Anthony Taylor Gary Beswick

Adam Nunn

Simon Hooper Andre Marriner Nick Greenhalgh



Robert Jones Lee Betts

Ian Hussin

Thomas Bramall Peter Bankes Derek Eaton



Michael Oliver Stuart Burt

Simon Bennett

Andy Madley Chris Kavanagh Eddie Smart
Sunday 16:30



Jarred Gillett Simon Long

Richard West

David Coote Stuart Attwell Matthew Wilkes
Monday 20:00
West Ham



David Coote Neil Davies

Nick Hopton

Craig Pawson Mike Dean Dan Robathan


In normal years we would now be a third of the way through the season, however there are a lot of games that need to be rearranged.  Aston Villa, Bournemouth, Brentford, Everton, Fulham, Newcastle, Notts Forest, Southampton, Tottenham, West Ham and Wolves are all playing their 12th game.  Arsenal, Brighton, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Leeds, Liverpool, Man City and Man United are all playing their 11th games of the season.  Fair to say that there will be a lot of fixture congestion later in the season as all of the missing games are rescheduled.

Tottenham are the first team to have a referee for three matches as they had Simon Hooper for their midweek loss against Man United.  It was his first United game.

Looking at the number of times each club has had referees twice  Liverpool are way out with all of the other clubs only having had six referees so far for their 11 matches.  Chelsea, Fulham and Leicester have had the biggest variety of referees each only having a single referee doing two matches.  Why are Liverpool so out of line with every other team?

Here is the current table showing repeat referees


Team Matches No of different referees Referees whistling more than once
Arsenal 11 9 Anthony Taylor, Robert Jones
Aston Villa 12 10 Paul Tierney, Robert Jones
Bournemouth 12 10 Craig Pawson, David Coote
Brentford 12 10 John Brookes, Jarred Gillett
Brighton 11 9 Michael Salisbury, Tony Harrington
Chelsea 11 10 Stuart Attwell
Crystal Palace 11 8 Paul Tierney, Andy Madley, Simon Hooper
Everton 12 10 Michael Oliver, Andre Marriner
Fulham 12 11 Jarred Gillett
Leeds 11 9 Robert Jones, Stuart Attwell
Leicester 12 11 Michael Salisbury
Liverpool 11 6 Anthony Taylor, Paul Tierney, Michael Oliver, Andy Madley, Stuart Attwell (Andre Marriner is the only referee to have done a single Liverpool match)
Man City 11 9 Anthony Taylor, Michael Oliver
Man United 11 7 Paul Tierney, Michael Oliver, Craig Pawson, Stuart Attwell
Newcastle 12 10 Craig Pawson, Jarred Gillett
Notts Forest 12 10 Paul Tierney, Robert Jones
Southampton 12 8 Andy Madley, Tony Harrington, John Brooks, Andre Marriner
Tottenham 12 9 Anthony Taylor, Simon Hooper (three games)
Southampton 12 8 Andy Madley, Tony Harrington, John Brooks, Andre Marriner
West Ham 12 9 Michael Oliver, Peter Bankes, David Coote
Wolves 12 9 Anthony Taylor, Simon Hooper, John Brooks


2 Replies to “Matchweek 13 Referee appointments: why do Liverpool keep getting the same refs?”

  1. Congratulations to Gabriel Magalhaes on his new contract, and also to Martin Odegaard on being named the Norwegian Professional Football League’s Kniksens Hederspris winner for 2022.

    Well done to them both.

  2. Since the PGMOL has no accountability, we’ll never know. But probably because they are the competitive club of the former Big 2 in English football. As MU has fallen down the table so has their treatment by the refs, it seems to me. Of course this is an opinion and not an actual study but I watch a lot of football. They’re not getting the calls, for and against, they used to get and there’s no more “Fergie time”. Makes a difference.

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