Date: 18th April 2018 at 6:11pm
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The lowdown on the man in the middle for Liverpool’s trip to West Bromwich Albion on Saturday…

The Premier League has announced the officiating teams who will be taking charge of top-flight fixtures during Matchweek 35 of the 2017/18 season.

The players of Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion, who meet at the Hawthorns for a 12.30pm BST kick-off on Saturday, April 21, will be joined on the pitch by referee Stuart Attwell.

Simon Long and Daniel Cook are his designated assistants, while Jonathan Moss will be patrolling the technical areas in the role of fourth official.

Attwell’s 27 previous games this season have yielded a total of 93 yellow cards and three red.

Liverpool comfortably won their only previous league encounter with the 35-year-old this term; defeating West Ham United 4-1 at Anfield in February (two yellow cards shown, none to Liverpool).

They did however previously exit the EFL Cup at Leicester City back in September (three yellow cards shown, two to Liverpool).

West Brom drew their only 2017/18 meeting with Attwell 1-1 at Everton in January (three yellow cards shown, one to West Brom).

The Nuneaton native’s yellow card average this campaign currently stands at 3.44-per-game, with a red card shown every nine matches.

Attwell is associated with the Birmingham County Football Association and become the youngest ever member of the Select Group of Premier League referees in 2008, aged just 25.

Following a demotion back to Football League duty in 2012, he returned to the top-flight fold in 2016.

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