The referee for the Premier League’s blockbuster Match Week 3 Liverpool vs Arsenal clash has been announced, and it’s Anthony Taylor.
Taylor last officiated this fixture back in 2015, which saw the Gunners emerge 4-1 winners over the Reds. Hector Bellerin, Mesut Ozil, Alexis Sanchez and Olivier Giroud scored for Arsenal that day, with Liverpool’s solitary goal coming from midfielder Jordan Henderson.
The London outfit also have a good recent record under Taylor- they did not lose a single game in the 2018/19 season when he was in charge.
Arsenal record in 2018/19 for games refereed by Anthony Taylor
Arsenal 1-1 Brighton (D)
Arsenal 2-0 Newcastle (W)
Spurs 1-1 Arsenal (D)
Arsenal 2-0 Chelsea (W)
Brighton 1-1 Arsenal (D)
Arsenal 2-0 Watford (W)
Cardiff 2-3 Arsenal (W)
Liverpool also have a decent record under Taylor, but two of their rare defeats in recent years (2-1 away to Man City in January 2019 and 1-0 away at Chelsea in May 2018), came with him in charge.
Taylor will be assisted by Gary Beswick and Adam Nunn, with Stuart Attwell in charge of VAR.
Taylor has refereed two games this season- the first saw Man Utd beat Chelsea 4-0, and the other was Brighton’s 1-1 draw against West Ham last week.
Arsenal and Liverpool are the only Premier League teams with a 100% record going into GW3, which makes this a pretty massive clash at Anfield.