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Jonathan Moss handed our trip to Anfield on Sunday

Match Officials confirmed for Liverpool clash

14 January 2022

Referee: Jonathan Moss

Assistant Referees: Marc Perry and Timothy Wood

Fourth Official: Tony Harrington

Video Assistant Referee: Lee Mason

Additional Video Assistant Referee: Derek Eaton

A keen footballer in his youth, Jonathan Moss played academy football with his hometown club, Sunderland, and Millwall before earning a scholarship to the Central Connecticut State University in America. 

He decided to stay in the UK instead of heading across the Atlantic and, as part of his A-Levels, earned his refereeing qualifications in the late 1980s. However, the West Riding FA Official didn't take up refereeing fully until he stopped playing more than a decade later. Once he took up the whistle it was a quick rise, with Moss on the National List of Assistant Referees just three years later.

After taking charge of the 2005 Conference Play-Off final he was promoted to the National List of referees for the following season. Moss has been a top flight referee since 2011 and officiated the 2015 FA Cup final between Arsenal and Aston Villa as well as the 2019 EFL Cup Final and Community Shield.  

Moss's first Brentford assignment came in 2005 as we won 1-0 at Rochdale in the FA Cup First Round. On his first Bees league assignment he sent Clark Masters off during a 2-2 draw at home to Gillingham.

Most notably, perhaps, he was the man in charge of our 2-2 FA Cup Fourth Round draw against Chelsea in January 2013, awarding a second-half penalty to Uwe Rosler's Bees for a foul on Tom Adeyemi.

In May 2015 he officiated the First Leg of our Play-Off semi-final against Middlesbrough. The five years following that 1-0 defeat brought just a 2-0 win over Birmingham City and a 2-2 draw at Aston Villa before he returned to Brentford action in October 2020, taking charge of our 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Fulham that sent us into our first ever EFL Cup Quarter-Final. 

This season, he's taken charge of two Brentford Premier League games, both of which saw defeats on the road. Firstly, at Burnley in October and then last month at Tottenham Hotspur.

In total, we have won six and drawn three of Moss' 13 games in charge. 

So far this campaign, the 51-year-old has shown 37 yellow cards and four reds in 16 matches. Of the 22 referees to officiate in the top flight this season, Moss averages the second fewest yellow cards per game (1.92) while at the same time averaging the most red cards per game, having shown four in his 12 top flight games so far. 

Liverpool 2021/22

209 fouls - 7th in Premier League

28 yellow cards - Third-fewest in Premier League 

1 red cards - Sixth-most in Premier League

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