Liverpool v Manchester City


MH at 2018-04-04 21:49:50

Don’t forget to join us for derby Saturday, this Saturday 7th @ 12:30 Everton V Liverpool, 17:30 Manchester City V Manchester United. Sunday 8th @ 14:15 Arsenal V Southampton and 16:30 Chelsea V West Ham.

Enjoy the rest of your evening.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:47:15

Although it’s only half time Liverpool will feel that they have one foot in the Champions League semi final and Manchester City have a mountain to climb. All the damage was done in the first half and that’s not the Man City we have seen this season. It’s always nice as a referee to come out of a massive game unscathed. Felix Brych not only came out unscathed I thought he was outstanding from the moment he started the game to the moment he ended the game. He administered 5 cautions all fully justified, maintaining his excellent control throughout and that came with his excellent disicion making, recognition of careless and reckless, his position and movement that gave him the ultimate viewing angle. He wasn’t fussy and he allowed the physical challenges, something we like to see in the English game. He was well supported by his team, well done to all.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:39:19

Full Time

Liverpool win 3-0.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:38:51

Yellow CardMC7 correctly cautioned for a reckless challenge on L5.


MH at 2018-04-04 21:38:08

That has to be a caution.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:37:21

A minimum of 3 minutes added time.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:37:02

I wonder if Klopp has got history with the German referee when he was at Dortmund as he has shown his displeasure at Brych for cautioning his captain.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:32:22

Substitution for Liverpool. L21 OFF, L18 ON.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:31:51

Yellow CardL14 after a reckless challenge on MC7.


MH at 2018-04-04 21:31:10

MC19 adjudged offside by AR1.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:26:24

Yellow CardMC17 for a reckless challenge.


MH at 2018-04-04 21:25:55

MC7 goes down looking for a penalty

MH at 2018-04-04 21:25:13

MC need a goal, they have to get an away goal.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:23:32

Yellow CardMC33. Caution for dissent by action after a foul given to Liverpool which was correctly given. MC33 showing his frustration because he is having a poor game in my opinion.


MH at 2018-04-04 21:19:52

Free kick given to MC.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:19:35

Free kick correctly given to Liverpool.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:19:14

The referees recognition of careless and reckless challenges have been excellent. We have not seen any dissent from any player over any decision.That shows the referee has full respect and trust from the players in his decision making.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:16:46

Substitution for Liverpool. L29 ON,  L9 OFF

MH at 2018-04-04 21:13:40

Liverpool put so much effort into the first half I now think they are tiring.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:12:22

MC21 adjudged to be offside by AR1 who is having a busy night with his offside judgements.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:09:46

Free kick correctly given to Liverpool.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:08:53

L19 has got to do better with his passing there.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:08:13

MC7 given offside by AR1 incorrectly.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:07:44

It’s obvious Pep has had a word or two as City have come out a different team in the second half. They must turn this possession into goals if they have any chance of progression.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:06:26

The referees proximity to play regarding incidents has been excellent. We have just seen MC19 weave his way into the box with the referee in an excellent position incase there is any infringement.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:03:02

Offside given by AR2.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:02:44

Substitution for MC, MC7 ON, MC8 OFF.

MH at 2018-04-04 21:00:51

Corner to MC.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:59:47

Referee starting the second half as he ended the first, keeping a very low profile and only getting involved when necessary.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:58:37

Substitution for Liverpool. L11 OFF, L5 ON.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:57:58

Looks like L11 has picked up a groin injury just walked off the pitch to receive treatment, how crucial could that be?

MH at 2018-04-04 20:52:01

Corner to MC.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:51:27

MC to get the second half underway. I’m very surprised there’s been no substitutions for MC.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:38:50

A very  frantic first half, Liverpool deservedly going in 3-0 up although there were questions on their first goal with Salah being offside in the build up but that’s not the referees fault. In my opinion the referee has been OUTSTANDING in the first half. Let’s hope it continues into the second half.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:35:28

Half Time


MH at 2018-04-04 20:35:17

Yellow CardMC30, reckless challenge on L9 Correct. First poor challenge comes in the 45th minute and the referee stamps his authority on the game by showing the players he will not accept those sort of challenges. Well done referee.


MH at 2018-04-04 20:33:35

That’s got to be a caution.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:33:07

I’m sure he will have to bring on Sterling in the second half, not sure why he left him out in the first place.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:32:11

A minimum of 2 minutes added time.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:31:28

Free kick comes in MC players offside AR2 correctly keeps his flag down as the ball goes out for a goal kick.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:30:12

Free kick correctly given after a challenge by L7 on MC17.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:29:09

Pep clearly showing he is not happy, I’m sure his players will be in for a telling off at half time.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:26:09

Not sure how long Liverpool can keep this pace up for.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:25:08

I would agree with the referees decision making choosing to manage that situation which is one that you can.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:24:14

Referee choosing not to caution MC33 thus giving him a public rebuke.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:23:38

Free kick correctly given to L26 after a challenge by MC33.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:21:25

At present he hasn’t missed anything.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:21:05

The referees positioning and movement is exceptional along with his sprinting ability.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:19:35

32 minutes gone and it already looks like MC are heading out of the Champion League unless they can produce the magic that Liverpool are producing at the moment.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:17:49

City are all over the place.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:17:20

GOAL!L19 Mane.


MH at 2018-04-04 20:16:04

City are playing like they are still in the dressing room.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:15:01

There is a lot more goals to come in this game.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:11:52

25 minutes gone referee judging his level of involvement superbly, letting the game breath and not being fussy and making the game a great spectacle at present.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:09:39

Free kick correctly given to Liverpool.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:07:47

City have got it all to do now.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:06:45

GOAL!L21 fantastic goal.


MH at 2018-04-04 20:05:09

L11 is caught offside this time.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:04:49

Replay suggests that L11 Sala was marginally off side in the build up to the goal. It is a tough desicion for AR1 as the pace of the game is immense.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:02:36

I like the way the referee tells the players verbally and also with his body language showing it is a free kick and no caution is warranted as the Liverpool players suggest to the referee that it should have been a caution.

MH at 2018-04-04 20:00:26

Free kick correctly given to L19 after a challenge by MC30.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:59:44

I did say in my notes that the defending from both teams is not the best.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:58:10

GOAL!L11. Poor poor defending.


MH at 2018-04-04 19:57:22

Free kick correctly given to MC after a challenge by L14.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:54:52

First free kick given to MC17 Correct.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:54:06

Already you can see Felix keeping a central path of control and not invading in the players space.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:52:19

First corner to City.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:51:57

Already we have seen a couple of physical challenges and the referee quite happy to correctly let them go.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:50:02

A couple of minutes gone and a very frantic start, Felix will have to be switched on and mentally tough and pick up the small free kicks that really mattter.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:47:56

Players from both sides will know this referee very well as he has refereed them on many occasions in the Champions League.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:46:10

Liverpool to get the first half underway.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:40:54

It’s something so special walking out to You’ll never walk alone.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:39:59

What an atmosphere!!!

MH at 2018-04-04 19:38:57

The teams are in the tunnel.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:24:40

Myself and all at YATF would just like to pass our condolences on to Rays family and friends. He was a very special man, I had the pleasure to work with Ray on many occasions at BeIN Sports. He will be missed massively by everybody. A wonderful wonderful man. RIP Ray.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:20:22

Tonights referee is the very experienced Felix Brych from Germany who will be taking charge of his 6th Champions League game this season. Appointed to the Bundesliga in 2004 then was awarded his FIFA badge in 2007, and that I can tell you is a very proud moment as you will be representing your country all over the world. Felix is now regarded as one of the best referees in the world. He will be assisted by AR1 Mark Borsch (technical area side), AR2 Stefan Lupp, Additional assistant referee 1 Bastian Dankert, Additional assistant referee 2 Marco Fritz, 4th official Markus Hacker all from Germany.

MH at 2018-04-04 19:12:53

Good evening and welcome to tonight’s refcam game and what a pulsating game we have in prospect with the UEFA Champions League quarter final tie 1st leg Liverpool V Manchester City. City have already lost at Anfield in the Premier League this season with Liverpool losing T The Etihad with the 2 reams producing 13 goals between them. I am sure we will see goals tonight as both defenses are not the tightest.