Mike Dean will be in charge of Liverpool’s next Premier League clash and Some Newcastle United fans think it gives the Reds an advantage.
Liverpool host the Magpies at Anfield on Thursday and, while they are already overwhelming favourites to win the game, Newcastle fans believe the appointment of Mike Dean as the game’s referee hands them a different advantage altogether.
Liverpool are second from the top in the table while Newcastle are second from the bottom. It’s one of the most mismatched fixtures in the Premier League at the moment but, as we all know, anything can happen.
Newcastle fans upset with Mike Dean appointment
Dean might not be a Liverpool fan (he supports Tranmere Rovers) but he is from the Wirral, which leads some fans to believe he has a soft spot for the Reds.
In truth, he’s just an overly dramatic referee with a love for the limelight. If anything, Liverpool might be at a disadvantage.
Newcastle fans, however, have vented their discontent on Twitter.
Liverpool form is the real story
Since drawing with Brighton and losing to West Ham, Liverpool have turned their form around and have won five out of five games in the Premier League. They have been free-scoring in that period, finding the back of the net 16 times and have conceded just once.
I totally understand Newcastle fans’ frustration with Dean. He’s an awful referee but there aren’t really any world-class officials in the Premier League and, with the way the Tyneside outfit is playing, Liverpool should breeze to a win regardless of who is in charge.