LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Thursday, February 10, 2022: Liverpool's Manager Jurgen Klopp is spoken to by referee Chris Kavanagh during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Leicester City FC at Anfield. Liverpool won 2-0. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Who is the referee for West Ham vs. Liverpool?

Liverpool travel to London to take on West Ham in a bid to record three successive wins for the first time since the turn of the year.

The Reds are hoping to continue an improved run of performances as they push towards European qualification for 2023/24.

Chris Kavanagh is the man in the middle for Liverpool’s trip to the capital in what will be his first Reds fixture of the season.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 20, 2021: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker looks dejected as Everton's Dominic Calvert-Lewin wins a penalty during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Everton FC, the 238th Merseyside Derby, at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The Manchester-born official refereed Everton‘s only win at Anfield this century and was criticised by Jurgen Klopp for failing to make sufficient use of the VAR monitor as he awarded a controversial penalty to the visitors.

Kavanagh appeared to take a token glance at the screen before concluding that the spot-kick would be awarded, with Everton going on to win the game 2-0 in 2021 to break a 22-year duck at the home of their biggest rivals.

West Ham vs. Liverpool officials

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Referee Chris Kavanagh during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

  • Referee: Chris Kavanagh
  • Assistants: Simon Bennett & James Mainwaring
  • Fourth official: Andy Davies
  • VAR: Neil Swarbrick
  • Assistant VAR: Darren Cann

Kavanagh’s last Liverpool outing came in a 2-0 home win over Leicester back in February 2022.

The Reds have won 10 of the 12 games in which Kavanagh has been in charge, losing the other two.

Simon Bennett and James Mainwaring will assist Kavanagh as the linesmen, while Andy Davies will be the fourth official.

The VAR is Neil Swarbrick, with Darren Cann acting as the assistant.