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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Who is the referee for the match this weekend?

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace kicks off at 3pm this Saturday in the Premier League - and the game will be officiated by Andy Madley. 

Here are the match officials in full for the fixture. 

Referee: Andy Madley

Huddersfield-born Andy Madley has been refereeing in the Premier League in 2018 and was added to the Select Group 1 in 2019. He had been working as a referee in Select Group 2 for three years prior. 

Madley has been an assistant referee on all three Football League Divisions and has refereed the 2013 League Two play-off final, the 2015 League One play-off final and the 2019 League One play-off final. 

Assistants: Adrian Holmes, Eddie Smart

Adrian Holmes is from West Yorkshire and has been assistant referee at over 200 Premier League matches since 2012/13. He first officiated in the Football League in 2009.

West Midlands-based Eddie Smart has been an assistant referee in the Premier League since 2014, racking over 250 matches on the line in England’s top four divisions. Smart was assistant at the 2018 Community Shield.

Fourth Official: Geoff Eltringham

Geoff Eltringham was appointed to the National list of referees for 2009/10 and has since refereed over 400 games in the Football League. He is also an FA Core coach and Durham FA academy director. 

VAR: Andre Marriner

Birmingham-based Andre Marriner is one of the most experienced referees in England, having refereed for FIFA between 2009 and 2017 and taken charge of the 2013 FA Cup final, in which Wigan Athletic beat Manchester City. 

Marriner first joined the Premier League in 2004, having officiated since 1992 in the Birmingham Amateur Football League and the Southern Football League. Infamously, Marriner was the referee who wrongly sent off Kieran Gibbs in 2014, following a deliberate handball actually committed by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Assistant VAR: Simon Long

Referee Representative on Cornwall FA’s Football Management Board, Simon Long has been assistant at over 360 Premier League matches. He’s also been a linesman at 22 European club games.

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