A number of Liverpool fans are unhappy with Paul Tierney’s appointment as referee for the upcoming Premier League clash with Manchester United.

English football’s biggest rivals lock horns at Anfield on Sunday afternoon, in what is one of the biggest meetings between the pair in years.

A win for United at Burnley on Tuesday night will take them three points clear of Liverpool at the top of the table – the hope is that the Clarets can do the Reds a favour at Turf Moor.

Sunday’s game is sure to be a typically feisty affair, even if there are no supporters present inside Anfield.

Tierney has been confirmed as the referee for the game – Stuart Attwell is on VAR – with cool heads required by officials in such a high-profile fixture.

He recently took charge of Liverpool’s 0-0 draw away to Newcastle United, as well as the 2-0 win at Chelsea back in September.

These Liverpool fans have been reacting negatively to Tierney’s appointment on Twitter.

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