Manchester City have endured their worst spell of the season at precisely the wrong time. In the space of just a few days, the Citizens threw away a two goal lead to lose the Manchester derby (thus missing their first chance to finalise the Premier League title) and were knocked out of the Champions League with an aggregate score of 5-1 by Liverpool.
Racing fans were treated to an exhilarating Cheltenham Festival last month and there’s much more quality action coming this week near to Liverpool.
Horse racing punters can often be a superstitious bunch so will that stop them from getting involved in day two of the Aintree Festival? It falls on Friday the 13th this year but providing nothing drastic goes wrong at the Liverpool track, we should be in for a cracking day of racing.
The Grand National is the most popular, highly anticipated handicap race of the entire National Hunt season. It’s the highlight of the festival that bares its name at Aintree this week but it’s not the only big field handicap of the three day meeting.
What a week this could be for Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp’s men have a chance to qualify for the Champions League semi-finals against Manchester City and the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park is sandwiched in between.