Liverpool is sport mad. Home to two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams, both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs are a mile or so from the city centre.

Aintree Racecourse is home to the Grand National, there is county cricket at Liverpool Cricket Club, golf on “England’s Golf Coast” at Royal Birkdale and the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake (Wirral), Rugby League at St Helens and Widnes, and ample opportunities for watersports.