Liverpool will travel to Tottenham on Saturday seeking to maintain their unbeaten run in the Premier League.
The Reds may well be beginning to eye up the Invincibles’ record of 49 games unbeaten and have dropped just two league points all season.
Martin Atkinson has been appointed as referee for the crunch clash with Jose Mourinho’s men, as confirmed on the Premier League’s official website.
These things may seem inconsequential, but judging from the reaction of Liverpool fans on Twitter, it matters a great deal.
Atkinson was the referee when Liverpool dropped their only league points of the season, the 1-1 draw at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
On that occasion, the Reds clearly felt that Marcus Rashford’s opening goal should have been disallowed for a foul on Divock Origi in the buildup.
There were plenty of fans online panicking about the appointment, not at all pleased to see Atkinson assigned the game against Jose Mourinho’s side.
Liverpool won the reverse fixture at Anfield 2-1 but there are some supporters to seem to feel that their hopes of the league double have been affected by Atkinson’s appointment.
For the love of God, nooooooooooo!!!! 🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️🤦♂️
— Steveo (@themilkman80) January 6, 2020
5 shocking decisions against us and a 2 nil win for us is what I expect.
— RookieLFC 🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 (@Rook786LFC) January 6, 2020
If we do not become invincibles, Martin Atkinson would be the reason behind it.
— Tonmoy bari (@tonmoy_bari) January 6, 2020
Atkinson doesn't like Liverpool🥶🥶
— 麦ニスタ (@tashumi_inasu) January 6, 2020
Announce Spurs 3 – 0 Liverpool
— Yaj (@vegaLFC_) January 6, 2020
They want us to lose one so I hope we beat them regardless of VAR and the Refs.
— Hawninge ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (@hawninge) January 6, 2020
Tom Daley FC will take full advantage of this.
— ⭐️⭐️Martin ⭐️The ⭐️Red ⭐️⭐️ (@Topred2020) January 6, 2020
WTF!!! This man again?
— EddieLfc🕸 (@edem_Lfc) January 6, 2020
— atle🔴💍🇳🇴🇳🇴 (@01Atle) January 6, 2020
Typical… We all know what to expect then!!!
— Dennis Mahoney (@dmahoney539) January 6, 2020
Undefeated was brilliant while it lasted
— Craig (@CraigYB1989) January 6, 2020