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Liverpool: Ref Watch 17/18 - Spurs (Away)

Liverpool: Ref Watch 17/18 - Spurs (Away)

The lowdown on the man in the middle for Liverpool's trip to Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday...

The Premier League has announced the officiating teams who will be taking charge of top-flight fixtures during Matchweek 9 of 2017/18 season.

The players of Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur, who meet at Wembley for a 4.00pm BST kick-off on Sunday, October 22, will be joined on the pitch by referee Andre Marriner.

Simon Beck and Scott Ledger are his designated assistants, while Mike Jones will be patrolling the technical areas in the role of fourth official.

Marriner 's eight previous games this season have yielded a total of 20 yellow cards and one red.

During 2016/17 the Reds encountered the 46-year-old on four occasions; winning league matches at home to Hull City (three yellow cards and one red shown, one yellow to Liverpool) and away to Crystal Palace (three yellow cards shown, two to Liverpool), plus an EFL Cup tie with Leeds United (two yellow cards shown, one to Liverpool), but suprisingly losing the reverse league fixture at home to Palace (three yellow cards shown, one to Liverpool).

Tottenham's four-match league and cup record under Marriner last term featured three wins, one draw and no defeats.

Overall, in his 39 matches refereed, the Midlands native handed out a total of 146 yellow cards and seven red.

His yellow card average finished at 3.74-per-game, with a red card shown every 5.57 matches.

Marriner is associated with the Brimingham County Football Association and has been part of the Select Group of Premier League referees since 2005.

He was promoted to FIFA's list for European and International matches in 2009.

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Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Thursday October 19 2017
Time: 9:00AM

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