FA Cup final referee Anthony Taylor has been selected to referee Watford’s televised opening day Premier League clash at home to Liverpool on Saturday.

The 38-year-old Manchester-born official, who has officiated in the top flight since 2010, took charge of last season's end-of-season showpiece between Arsenal and Chelsea in May, and refereed two of Watford's Premier League  games last year.

Taylor was in charge of the 3-2 win against Everton at Vicarage Road last December, as well as a crushing 4-0 defeat against Tottenham in April.

The Cheshire-based official first refereed a game at Vicarage Road back in February 2009 when goals from Tamas Priskin and Tommy Smith helped Brendan Rodgers’ Watford beat Swansea City 2-0.

In total, Taylor has been in charge of seven of Watford’s Premier League games since promotion in 2015, though fans of the club won’t enjoy hearing that Watford have only won two of those seven games with the other being a 3-2 win over already relegated Aston Villa in April 2016.

Taylor, who also officiated the 2015 League Cup final, dished out 161 yellow cards and five reds across 41 games last season.