Chelsea vs Liverpool: Referee for FA Cup final confirmed
The referee for Saturday's FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool has been confirmed as Craig Pawson.
At Wembley, the two Premier League heavyweights will compete for the second domestic title on offer.
The Reds are still in contention for an unprecedented quadruple, as they are still in contention for the Premier League and Champions League, despite having previously won the Carabao Cup.
If they succeed, they will become the first English team in history to sweep all four major titles.
Liverpool’s record in games officiated by Pawson is remarkably strong, having lost just six of the 31 matches the 43-year-old has officiated.
However, the most recent of those defeats had Klopp hopping with rage after he felt a series of contentious decisions went against his side.
Klopp slams referee, VAR for denying Liverpool penalty but awarding Arsenal’s
The match officials were blamed by Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp for his team's loss to Arsenal, claiming they disregarded a handball by Gabriel.In Liverpool's 3-2 loss to the Gunners at the Emirates on Sunday, the German expressed displeasure with the refereeing.He believes that the winning penalty for Arsenal was soft and should not have been given.After 58 seconds of play, Arsenal took the lead thanks to Gabriel Martinelli, but Darwin Nunez gave Liverpool the le...
John Barnes reveals why referee didn’t award penalty to Liverpool for Gabriel’s handball
John Barnes, a former midfielder for Liverpool, has explained why referee Michael Oliver decided against giving the Reds a penalty when the ball struck Gabriel's hand inside Arsenal's area.Gabriel's raised hand prevented Diogo Jota from completing his cross, and the VAR looked into the situation but did not change the referee's ruling.Arsenal's Gabriel Martinelli scored after just 58 seconds, and Liverpool thought they should have been given a penalty in the 15th.Sp...
Ex-referee Walton gives verdict on Arsenal’s penalty in 3-2 win over Liverpool
Former Premier League referee Peter Walton has given his verdict on the penalty awarded to Arsenal in their 3-2 win over Liverpool on Sunday.Arsenal made it eight wins in nine matches on Sunday with goals from Gabriel Martinelli and Bukayo Saka.Saka scored the last goal from the spot after Thiago Alcantara was adjudged to have kicked Gabriel Jesus in the box, a situation the Brazilian made the most of.And speaking on Premier League Productions, Walton was asked his...
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