Regardless of being not too long ago concerned in Liverpool controversy, David Coote has once more been appointed as lead VAR for Liverpool’s subsequent Premier League match at Brentford.
Admittedly, it’s laborious to discover a refereeing group who haven’t been concerned in a high-profile incident in relation to the Reds, and this weekend is not any totally different.
In December, Liverpool have been denied a stonewall penalty at house to Arsenal and referee chief Howard Webb confirmed a mistake was made when Coote dismissed the apparent Martin Odegaard handball.
Extremely, he was then appointed as VAR for the following assembly between the 2 groups in January.
And now he’s again once more having been appointed to supervise VAR when Liverpool make the journey to Brentford for Saturday’s lunchtime kickoff.
That is the fifth time this season Coote has been on VAR obligation for a Liverpool match within the Premier League, which is 20 % of their video games.
In fact, the Arsenal match shouldn’t be the one cause why he’s unpopular amongst Reds, as he was the one who ‘forgot‘ to test Jordan Pickford’s recklass deal with that ended Virgil van Dijk‘s season in 2020/21.
The referee on the Brentford Group Stadium on Saturday will probably be Michael Oliver, who’s broadly considered one of many Premier League‘s greatest officers.
Oliver has overseen the Reds twice this season, of their 3-1 win at Wolves and the painful stalemate towards Man United again in December, when he despatched off Diogo Dalot with two fast yellow playing cards.
Stuart Burt and Dan Cook dinner – not the identical one concerned within the Luis Diaz farce – will probably be Oliver’s assistants on the touchline, whereas Graham Scott is fourth official.
Tim Wooden will, once more, help Coote within the VAR sales space – let’s hope we’re not compelled to speak about occasions off the pitch once more this weekend!