Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to the Etihad, Kavanagh has been given the role of referee for the table-topping clash, despite being from Greater Manchester.
Meanwhile, the lead video assistant referee (VAR) for Saturday’s fixture will be Stuart Attwell, and assisting him is Tim Wood.
On the field, Simon Bennett and Dan Robathan will be the referee’s assistants, while Thomas Bramall will act as the fourth official.
Kavanagh has taken charge of Liverpool 15 times in his career so far, and Liverpool have a good record with him on the pitch. Of those 15 games dating back to 2018, the Reds have won 13 and lost just two.
In fact, Liverpool have won their last six games with him as referee, including victories over Nottingham Forest and