The official appears to have been taken out of the firing line rather than punished, with PGMOL chief Howard Webb employing spin in explaining decisions on Sky Sports last week.
It had been reported that England would not be considered for any Liverpool fixtures for the remainder of the season, though this has since been denied.
But he is not part of the team appointed for this weekend’s Merseyside derby, with Craig Pawson referee and David Coote VAR.
Stuart Burt is assistant VAR, Thomas Bramall is fourth official and Marc Perry and Wade Smith will serve as linesmen.
Bramall is the referee who wrongly sent off Alexis Mac Allister in the 3-1 win over Bournemouth in August, while Burt was part of the group who travelled to the UAE to officiate two days before the blunder at Tottenham.
He has been appointed fourth official for the clash at the Gtech Community Stadium, in a low-profile resumption of his role.
Pawson has refereed 36 Liverpool games in his career, more than any other club aside from Leicester (40), with the Reds winning 25 of those.
He has never sent a Liverpool player off, while he has shown two red cards to their opposition, along with four penalties in their favour and two against them.
His most recent Liverpool game was the 3-0 win at Leicester in May.