Damir Skomina named referee for Champions League final… and it’s bad news for Liverpool

Slovenian has taken charge of five Reds games in the past in which they have lost four and won just one the sun
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DAMIR SKOMINA has been named as referee for the Champions League final – which could be a bad omen for Liverpool.

The Slovenian has taken charge of five Reds games and they have lost four and won just one.

He first officiated a Liverpool match in 2009 when the home side crashed to defeat against Fiorentina at Anfield.

Six years later the Reds lost against Besiktas before he oversaw yet another reverse against Villarreal.

Liverpool did manage to end their losing streak under Skomina when they crucially beat Napoli 1-0 earlier in the season.

Damir Skomina will referee the Champions League final

He has also officiated two Tottenham matches that came in a 4-3 defeat against Inter Milan in 2010 and a 2-2 draw with Benfica four years later.

The last time Skomina officiated an English side came in Manchester United’s remarkable comeback against Paris Saint-Germain.

He made a huge last-gasp call to award United a penalty for a controversial hand ball that Marcus Rashford converted.

It is Skomina’s first Champions League final but he did ref in the 2017 Europa League showpiece between Ajax and United.

He also oversaw Atletico Madrid’s 3-0 victory over Chelsea in the Uefa Super Cup in 2012.

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