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Kevin Friend to ref the Liverpool game

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Liverpool vrs Fulham

Premier League Match Day 28 2021 at Craven Cottage

Sunday 7th March 2021     KO: 14:00

Referee: Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

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Kevin Friend (Leicestershire)

Referee Kevin Friend
Kevin Friend
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Referee Kevin Friend started refereeing at the age of 14 in his home county of Leicestershire.

He was promoted to the National List of Referees in 2003, and later to the Select Group of Referees ahead of the 2009-10 season. His first Premier League fixture was in September 2009 in a 2-1 victory for Wolves over Fulham.

Ref Friend last bossed a Fulham game when we lost 4-0 away at Man City in January 2020 in last year's FA Cup 4th Round. Tim Reams was sent off in the 6th minute for a foul in the penalty area while Joe Bryan was booked in the 91st minute.

in the season before, 2018/2019, Mr Friend bossed Fulham when we lost 4-0 at home to Newcastle United, in our last game in the Premiership in May 2019. He booked one player, Joe Bryan, for a foul.

Earlier in the season he refed us in the 2-0 home defeat by Man City. He booked two players both from Fulham, Cyrus Christie (67,f) and Maxime Le Marchand (80,f).

In December 2018 Ref Friend was at The Copttage when we beat Huddersfield 1-0, it was the Kamara penalty game. He booked three Fulham players, Seri (25,f), Odoi (44,f) and Christie (64,f), and one Huddersfield player.

Prior to this game Mr Friend last bossed a Fulham game in October 2018 when Fulham lost 4-2 at Cardiff in a Premiership game. He booked six players, three from each side. The Fulham players were Chambers (19,f), McDonald (36,f) and Johansen (45+3,f).

Before the Cardiff game he refed Fulham in August of 2018 when we beat Exeter 2-0 in the League Cup, both scored by Kamara. He booked three players all Exeter players.

The first Fulham game Mr Friend refed was the 2-1 away defeat at Wolves in September 2009. He booked a player from each team the Fulham player was John Paintsil and Danny Murphy scored the Fulham goal by way of a penalty

Liverpool last had the pleasure of Mr Friend's company in Decemberr 2020 when they drew 1-1 at home to West Brom. Mr Friend booked one player O'Shea of West Brom.

Last season he refed 33 games, dished out 89 yellows, so a below average of 2.7 yellows per game and 8 reds. This season so far he has refed 22 games dishing out 47 yellows and two red cards so a below average of 2.1 yellows per game.

His busiest game in recent times was the Crystal Palace versus Aston Villa game in August 2019 when he booked two Palace players and five Villa players one of which got a second yellow in the 54th minute

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