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TWITTER REACTION: Liverpool fans furious with Man Utd referee appointment

Liverpool fans are not happy about the referee assignment for their clash with Manchester United.

Craig Pawson will be in charge as second take on third at Old Trafford this Saturday. He'll be accompanied by Gary Beswick and Peter Kirkup, and Martin Atkinson as fourth official.

Reds fans remember Pawson well. He awarded Everton a controversial penalty, which lead to an equaliser during the 1-1 draw in the first Merseyside derby of the season in December.

Pawson was also in charge of Liverpool's FA Cup fourth-round 3-2 loss to West Bromwich Albion. It was a frantic affair at the Hawthorns, marred by VAR controversy as the first-half ran for 50 minutes.

The winner of Saturday's match will finish the weekend in second place.

Here's how Liverpool fans reacted to the news. And let's just say it's hardly positive…

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