Michael Oliver has been appointed as referee for Liverpool’s first game after the October international break- an away trip to the John Smith’s Stadium to take on Huddersfield Town.
The Reds have already played twice under Oliver this season in the league. Both were away fixtures- a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park against Crystal Palace in Week 2, and a 2-1 win at Wembley against Tottenham Hotspur in Week 5.
Huddersfield, by comparison, have struggled in recent games under Oliver. He reffed their 0-0 stalemate at home against Cardiff in Week 3, a fixture in which he sent off Jonathan Hogg. In Town’s last three games with Oliver in the middle, they’ve failed to score a single goal.
Liverpool’s referee from their last game v City, Martin Atkinson, has been handed the reigns of the West Ham-Spurs game. Atkinson was also the ref for West Ham’s first game after the September international break (when they beat Everton 3-1)
Mike Dean will handle the weekend’s first kick off (Chelsea v Man Utd), while Man City’s home clash against Burnley will be reffed by Jonathan Moss.
Oliver will be assisted by Stuart Burt and Simon Bennett, with Simon Hooper to serve as the fourth official.