Mike Dean announced as referee for Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool as Premier League officials for every game in this week’s return are confirmed
- The Premier League season resumes after a three-month hiatus on Wednesday
- Liverpool could wrap up the title when they face Everton on Sunday night
- Mike Dean was in charge of the reverse league fixture at Anfield in December
The Premier League have announced the referees for the Premier League’s return games this week with Mike Dean taking charge of the Merseyside derby.
Dean will be the man in the middle when Liverpool go to neighbours Everton at Goodison Park with the possibility of a league title on the line.
Should Arsenal beat Manchester City on Wednesday night, Jurgen Klopp’s side could wrap up their first title in 30 years against their bitter rivals on Sunday.
Mike Dean (right) has been announced as the referee for Sunday’s Merseyside Derby
Dean was the man in charge when the two rivals met at Anfield in December last year
Aston Villa v Sheff Utd – Michael Oliver
Man City v Arsenal – Anthony Taylor
Norwich v Southampton – Kevin Friend
Spurs v Man Utd – Jonathan Moss
Watford v Leicester – Craig Pawson
Brighton v Arsenal – Martin Atkinson
West Ham v Wolves – Anthony Taylor
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace – Stuart Atwell
Newcastle v Sheff Utd – David Coote
Aston Villa v Chelsea – Paul Tierney
Everton v Liverpool – Mike Dean
Man City v Burnley – Andre Marriner
Dean, who hails from the Wirral, is a Tranmere supporter and only takes charge of games involving both clubs when they play each other.
He was the official in charge for their reverse encounter at Anfield earlier in the season.
Divock Origi netted twice as Liverpool surged to a 5-2 victory that resulted in Marco Silva losing his job in the aftermath.
Michael Oliver will be in charge when Aston Villa host Sheffield United in the first game back after the three-month coronavirus hiatus on Wednesday evening.
Anthony Taylor, from Greater Manchester, will be in charge when City host Arsenal later that night.
Jonathan Moss is the man with the whistle for Tottenham’s game against Manchester United on Friday night.
Divock Origi netted twice as the Premier League leaders beat their neigbours 5-2
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