Former Premier League official Keith Hackett slammed Mike Dean for his actions before Trent Alexander-Arnold scored an absolute goal for Liverpool against Newcastle on Thursday.
Dean was criticized for his performance at Anfield after he allowed the game to continue and the Reds equalized while the visitors’ Isaac Hayden was lying on the floor clutching his head, but Hackett spotted resulted in another in-game incident that reflects poorly on the 53-year-old’s Official Screen.
“Mike Dean ran past the free kicker, it was a bit of a bad position and poor reading of the game,” the former referee told Football Insider.
“If it’s not in the right position, what young referees are taught is to run behind the players, not in front of them. That is obvious.
“I can understand what he’s trying to do, he’s trying to widen out a bit to get a good angle. That’s what he did when he moved to the left edge of the box.
“By doing what he did, he crossed the line and obscured the view.
“He could have been taken by surprise by the player who took the shot. At least he likes to play but it’s not a good move. “
Though Dean may have crossed our 66 when he let him rip, the ball was so well on target that Martin Dubravka couldn’t save the effort anyway.
All those involved with Newcastle are understandably distressed, but Alexander-Arnold has admitted he has waited five years to score such a goal, so it would be unfair to assume that The referee played too loudly. part of the goal.
None of our opponents on Thursday appeared to oppose Dean at the time, so the incident shouldn’t be taken too seriously.
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