It will bring a meeting of title contenders and potential relegation candidates, with Steve Cooper’s side taking 10 points from nine games so far to sit six off the drop zone.
There remains ongoing scrutiny over almost every official in place in the Premier League, and that is no different for Sunday’s referee.
It has even led to calls for another apology from PGMOL, though it remains to be seen whether that will be forthcoming, particularly given the protection of goalkeepers.
Kavanagh will be supported by Richard West and Matthew Wilkes as assistant referees and Matt Donohue as fourth official.
Andy Madley is lead VAR, assisted by Harry Lennard.
Interestingly, neither Darren England or Dan Cook – the VARs dropped after the calamity surrounding Luis Diaz‘s ‘offside’ goal at Tottenham – are involved this weekend having returned to duty a week previous.
Kavanagh has refereed 14 Liverpool games in his career so far, with the Reds winning 12 of those and losing the other two.
They are on a five-match winning streak in fixtures officiated by the 38-year-old, who has never sent a Liverpool player off and awarded them two penalties.