Premier League representatives have explained Mike Dean appointment for the Merseyside derby.
51-year-old referee’s connection with Merseyside will not cause any issues for the match that will be played on December 5 at Anfield Road, LiverpoolECHO was told by PL official.
This will be the second time that Mike Dean will work during the derby. He was also appointed in 2016 at Goodison Park, when Sadio Mane scored a late winner for the Reds.
Also, Manchester-born Chris Kavanagh and Anthony Tayor have worked in Manchester derbies, which was also brought as an example that there won’t be an issue.