Keith Hackett

Howard Webb’s predecessor ‘can’t believe’ rule hasn’t been introduced; would have stopped Diaz error
Howard Webb made an effort to let everyone know that he’s now in charge of the refereeing in the Premier League but...
Howard Webb could implement rule change after events at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Liverpool fans are hoping that real change can come from the monumental error we all saw in our match against Tottenham and...
‘VAR is not working’ – Ex-PGMOL chief slams ‘lazy’ referees after Spurs v Liverpool controversy
A former Premier League referee and PGMOL chief has said that VAR has led to current top-flight officials becoming ‘lazy’ and ‘indecisive’,...
Former PL ref expresses his discontent at Klopp’s FA punishment; claims English referees have been ‘let down’
Keith Hackett has expressed his discontent at the punishment handed to Jurgen Klopp following comments made by the German tactician about referee...
Ex-EPL referee ‘concerned’ after what Michael Oliver did this week ahead of Liverpool v Forest
Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett has said he’s ‘concerned’ that Michael Oliver could leave English football for good, in the wake...
‘There’s no question’ – Ex-PL ref insists Man City man should’ve been sent off against Liverpool
Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett has explained why Manchester City man Rodri should’ve been sent off against Liverpool last weekend. The...
Ex-PL ref ‘amazed’ Bruno Fernandes avoided punishment for head loss moment during 7-0 Anfield thrashing
Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett has admitted that he’s ‘simply amazed’ that Bruno Fernandes avoided any punishment after he appeared to...
Ex-EPL ref hints one player might’ve got lucky with ‘reckless’ incident in Liverpool v Man Utd
Scott McTominay could perhaps count himself a little fortunate that he wasn’t sent off against Liverpool for a ‘reckless’ challenge last weekend....
Ex-referee claims Liverpool star ‘gets away’ with ‘naughty’ on-pitch actions
Keith Hackett has advised officials to keep an eye on Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, suggesting that the Senegalese international has something of a...
Former Premier League referee weighs in on the statistic which has seen Liverpool surpass Manchester United
When Liverpool were awarded two penalties in their 6-0 thrashing of Leeds United on Wednesday night, they surpassed Manchester United and became...
AFCON final official slammed for piggybacking on Salah’s fame as ex-refereeing chief questions Gomes’ integrity
Keith Hackett has called out AFCON final referee, Victor Gomes, for attempting to ‘gain notoriety on the back of’ Mo Salah. The...
Ex-referee chief explains how AFCON official should have reacted to Salah dissent after acting ‘bigger than the game’
The AFCON final involved a minor moment of controversy when referee Victor Gomes offered Mo Salah his whistle and cards after the...
Ex-refereeing chief issues damning Senegal verdict after Sadio Mane rushed back to action despite concussion
Keith Hackett has expressed concern over Senegal’s decision to rush Sadio Mane back to action for their AFCON quarter-final meeting with Equatorial...
‘This was straight-forward’ – Former PL referee discusses major talking point from Liverpool’s draw against Spurs
Former Premier League referee Keith Hackett has claimed that Andy Robertson’s tackle on Tottenham’s Emerson Royal was ‘out of control’ and believes...
Exclusive: Ex-referee chief blasts VAR ‘incompetence’ for selective interventions in Liverpool and City games
Keith Hackett has questioned the refereeing calls provided by Paul Tierney throughout Liverpool’s 2-2 draw with Tottenham at the weekend. VAR did...
Ex-PGMOL chief urges defenders to ‘take a bit more care’ around Salah after Aston Villa penalty
Keith Hackett has warned defenders to be more careful around Mo Salah when entering the 18-yard-box in light of his ‘reputation’. The...
Ex-refereeing chief backs Michael Oliver over Liverpool call that sparked Arteta meltdown
Keith Hackett has thrown his support behind Michael Oliver for his decision-making with regard to Sadio Mane’s challenge on┬áTakehiro Tomiyasu. The incident...
‘Klopp is right’ – Ex-refereeing chief backs Liverpool boss over contentious call & explains why he once drove to meet Benitez
Keith Hackett has thrown his weight behind Jurgen Klopp following a contentious refereeing call during Liverpool’s 3-2 defeat to West Ham United...
Ex-refereeing chief urges Klopp to instruct Salah to stop worrying ‘habit’
Former Premier League referee Kieth Hackett has advised Jurgen Klopp to discourage Mo Salah from taking off his jersey when celebrating future...
‘Sorry, Jurgen’ – Ex-referee chief gives verdict on Klopp’s officiating complaints
Keith Hackett suggested Jurgen Klopp had one eye on Liverpool’s upcoming fixture against Chelsea with his post-match reaction to Burnley’s heavy-handed challenges....