A referee is not responsible for a win or defeat, despite the fact that their decisions can prove costly.
Ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League group clash against Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, the match official has been revealed as Cuneyt Cakir, reports The Mirror.
Some Reds fans have been left feeling optimistic due to the Turkish referee’s previous encounter with the club.
Cakir has only officiated one other match involving Liverpool, and it was the dramatic 4-3 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the 2015-16 Europa League quarter-finals.
The Merseyside outfit came from 3-1 down to secure their place in the final four, and they eventually reached the final, only to lose.
Interestingly, PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel was in charge of Dortmund during that Europa contest.
It is easy to see why some Liverpool fans are happy at the news that Cakir will be overseeing their opening Champions League match at Anfield, particularly as PSG are their biggest competitors in the group.