Hackett: Liverpool keeper Alisson 'quite clearly' flouted the 'laws' v Norwich
Liverpool were allowed to flout rules regarding kit colour clashes in Saturday’s Premier League meeting with Norwich City.
That is the view of ex-Premier League referee Keith Hackett, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Liverpool’s 3-0 victory at Carrow Road.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker wore a black strip, the same colour as on-field match officials Andre Marriner, Simon Long and Richard West.
The IFAB Laws of the Game state that each goalkeeper must wear colours that are distinguishable from the other players and match officials.
And Hackett explains that this is one regulation that is regularly contravened in the Premier League.
“It is against the rules,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
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“The laws of the game state quite clearly that there should be five different colours kits on the pitch.
“By that they mean that the two teams, the two goalkeepers and the referee must all be wearing different colours.
“The difficulty for Premier League referees is that the Premier League referees advise the officials with regard to kit colours.
“So in a sense, because of the information which is required to be sent to broadcasters the previous day, these arrangements are already put in place.
“So the referee’s hands are tied. But the law is there and it is regularly broken.
“I get emails asking why this is allowed, particularly from grassroots referees who try to enforce the law and then come up against negative comments.“