Snow and freezing temperatures may throw one of many season’s most anticipated weekends of soccer into chaos on Sunday, with the north-west set to be besieged by Jack Frost’s armies.
Snow. It is forecast to snow rather a lot. That is what we’re getting at.
The Met Office have given an amber warning for ‘heavy snow’ in each the Liverpool and Manchester areas from 4am on Sunday, leaving open the chance that the Merseyside and Manchester derbies might be postponed.
As much as eight inches of snow may fall within the north-west on the finish of the weekend and followers may face difficult situations to journey in – though in fact, neither set of away supporters should journey far to the grounds of their native rivals.
The Independent report that Jose Mourinho touched on the climate situation in his pre-match press convention on Friday, saying: “Soccer is unpredictable, you may attempt you may attempt, me as a supervisor I can attempt to outline a gameplan, to work in a path however soccer is unpredictable.
“We do not know what can occur, there are such a lot of issues which might be uncontrolled that may completely rework the path of the sport. I would not danger saying what recreation we’re going to have.”
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The day’s early recreation, which sees Arsenal travelling to Southampton, is predicted to go off with out a hitch – however the 2:15pm conflict at Anfield may set the tone for a grim day within the north of England, and break a handful of armchair followers’ lazy Sundays.