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Referee and VAR appointments for Wolves vs Liverpool announced in decision that will infuriate fans



The referees for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Wolverhampton Wanderers have been announced.

After the latest international break, the Premier League will again take centre stage this weekend.

Ahead of the weekend, the referees for each fixture have been announced.

Liverpool fans will be left angered by the fact that Paul Tierney will be in charge of the VAR during the Reds’ match against Wolves.

Whilst Michael Oliver will be in charge of proceedings on the pitch.

Whilst Liverpool fans will not have too much of a problem with the appointment of Oliver, the choice to put Tierney on VAR duties will be the decision that angers the Anfield faithful.

In the past, there have been well documented run-ins between Tierney and Reds boss Jurgen Klopp.

The Liverpool boss previously accused Tierney of being biased against the club.

He said: “We have our story, history with Mr Tierney. I really don’t know what this man has with us, I really don’t know … always will say there is nothing, and it’s not true.

“Cannot be. I have to say it cannot be. I don’t understand it. I am really not sure if it’s me because how he looks at me, I don’t understand it.”


As a result of those comments on Tierney, Klopp was given a two-match ban by the FA.

Klopp later wrote a letter of apology, he said: “I am sorry for my reaction in that immediate moment when I ran towards the fourth official, Mr Brooks, and I fully accepted a caution was justified. Equally I am sorry for some of the tone and content of my post-match interview.

“Although it was not my intention I accept now it appears that I was questioning Mr Tierney’s integrity. I take ownership of this.”


The German added: “To be absolutely clear, I know that Mr Tierney, along with all other officials, do their work without any pre-conceived bias or prejudice. Although not an excuse, I believe we have made up a high percentage of Mr Tierney’s matches this season? Something in the region of 20% of the matches he has officiated have involved my team.

“I do not offer this as a defence, rather it is an observation and could be a reason for both the buildup of frustration governed by an inadvertent accumulation of incidents over an extended period.”

The reason why Liverpool vs Wolves will not be shown on TV in the UK

The reason why Liverpool vs Wolves will not be shown on TV in the UK

Liverpool take on Wolves in a Premier League clash on Wednesday – but the game will not be available to watch on any TV channel in the UK.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will look to extend their three-match unbeaten run in the league against a Wolves side that is battling to stay in the division under Julen Lopetegui.

The Reds drew 0-0 at Crystal Palace on Saturday, only hitting four shots on target over the 90 minutes at Selhurst Park.

But 2-0 wins over Newcastle and Everton in the week prior to the Palace clash mean Liverpool are still very much in the race for the top four, although they will need to embark on a strong run of form.

Wolves, meanwhile, beat Klopp’s side 3-0 at Molineux earlier this month, and two wins in their last five games has allowed them to pull away from the bottom three in recent weeks.

Fans of both sides, however, will be unable to watch the game on TV despite it being a midweek game – here is why.

Why is Liverpool vs Wolves not on TV?

Liverpool vs Wolves was rescheduled from its original date of September 10 due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.

However, the game will not be shown live on TV in the UK. That is because the original fixture was to be held on a Saturday at 3pm, meaning it fell under the Premier League blackout.

Due to this, the fixture cannot be shown on TV, regardless of the date of which it is rescheduled for.

Live updates will be posted by the social media accounts of both clubs, whilst LFCTV will be providing live match commentary for subscribers.

Meanwhile, Sky Sports will be providing highlights via their digital channels after the game has ended.

Overseas fans can still watch the game, as only the UK prohibits the showing of Premier League matches originally scheduled for 3pm.

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