Keith Hackett

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....
VAR messes up again as Fernandez’s elbow on Jota was a blatant red card, says ex-ref
Former referee Keith Hackett has questioned the decision not to award Federico Fernandez a red card for elbowing Diogo Jota in the...