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Referee stood down after Andre Onana farce appointed for Liverpool match – Liverpool FC

Liverpool have learned the referee for Sunday’s visit of Aston Villa to Anfield, with the official brought back into action after being stood down.

There have only been three rounds of fixtures in this season’s Premier League so far, but there has been no shortage of controversy.

Much of that, sadly, has been involving the officials, with both referees and VAR attracting criticism for bizarre decisions.

In Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Newcastle, for example, Trent Alexander-Arnold appeared to narrowly avoid a red card for an obstruction of Anthony Gordon after being booked minutes earlier for throwing the ball back onto the pitch.

Referee John Brooks overlooked a heavy shove from Gordon on Alexander-Arnold before showing the right-back a yellow card for a minor issue.

This comes with new directives from PGMOL which seem more focused on ensuring respect shown to referees than…

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