Date: 30th November 2017 at 4:32pm
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The lowdown on the man in the middle for Liverpool’s trip to Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday…

The Premier League has announced the officiating teams who will be taking charge of top-flight fixtures during Matchweek 15 of 2017/18 season.

The players of Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion, who meet at the American Express Community Stadium for a 3.00pm GMT kick-off on Saturday, December 2, will be joined on the pitch by referee Graham Scott.

Peter Kirkup and Richard West are his designated assistants, while Stuart Attwell will be patrolling the technical areas in the role of fourth official.

Scott’s 10 previous games this season have yielded a total of 22 yellow cards and one red.

The one red came in a game involving Brighton on August 6 when Watford’s Miguel Britos received his marching orders in a 0-0 draw.

Unlike the Seagulls, Liverpool haven’t previously crossed paths with the 49-year-old this term but they did twice come across him in cup competitions last season; beating Derby County in the EFL Cup third round (four yellow cards shown, two to Liverpool) and Plymouth Argyle in a third round FA Cup replay (five yellow cards shown, three to Liverpool).

Overall, in the 28 matches he refereed last term, Scott handed out a total of 93 yellow cards and five red.

The Oxfordshire native’s yellow card average finished at 3.32-per-game, with a red card shown every 5.6 matches.

Scott is associated with the Berks & Bucks Football Association and has been part of the Select Group of Premier League referees since 2015.


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