Andre Marriner to take charge of the Liverpool v Reading game this weekend.
He first began refereeing in 1992, and progressed via the Birmingham Amateur Football League and the Southern League to become a Football League assistant referee in the year 2000.
His appointment to the Football League List of referees took place in 2003, and he was given his first Premiership match on 13 November 2004 – the 4-0 home win by Charlton Athletic over Norwich City.
Marriner was added to the Select Group of referees in 2005. In the same year, he refereed the FA Youth Cup Final between Southampton and Ipswich Town, when Ipswich triumphed by 3 goals to 2.
Of course the Royals will remember that Mr Marriner was in charge of the teams at the Madejski when the Royals beat Liverpool 3-1 back in December 2007.
However Mr Marriner was in charge at the Reading V Blackburn game back in Oct 2007 when the Royals were beaten 2-4.