According to statistician Simon Brundish, Liverpool would accumulate just 61 points over the course of a 38-game season if Jon Moss and Martin Atkinson officiated all their games.
It seems like all that Liverpool fans can talk about at the moment is the performance of a referee from week to week which shouldn’t be the case when the Reds have won 10 out of 11 Premier League games this season.
Yet, with Martin Atkinson seemingly unable to make a correct (or unbiased) call these days, Liverpool are seemingly at the mercy of officials with calls not going their way at crucial times.
The 48-year-old referee made a huge error at Old Trafford two weeks ago which saw Manchester United take points off Liverpool while Atkinson and his VAR team called Roberto Firmino offside and failed to award a penalty for a handball from Bjorn Engels.
Thankfully, Michael Oliver, who is widely believed to be the best referee in England, is set to take charge of Sunday’s monumental fixture at Anfield as Manchester City are set to visit Merseyside.
The game will play a huge role in deciding the way the Premier League title race shapes up heading into the festive fixture list with Liverpool already six points clear of the Sky Blues.
A win will extend their lead to nine points while a defeat will see it halved to just three points which is a dangerously slim advantage for Klopp’s side to take into the hectic December schedule.