Sunday 17 December 2017

John Henry to send his private jet to bring Luis Suarez home for Merseyside derby

Liverpool's Luis Suarez
Liverpool's Luis Suarez

Chris Bascombe

Liverpool's principle owner John W. Henry has organised a private jet to enable Luis Suarez to make a swift return from Uruguay for this weekend's Merseyside derby.

Suarez will play in the second leg of his country's World Cup play-off against Jordan, a formality as Uruguay protect a 5-0 lead.

The tie takes place late on Wednesday night, making it unlikely Suarez will be able to train with team-mates prior to the Goodison Park derby on Saturday afternoon.

Henry, recognising the importance of Suarez in such a high-profile fixture, is so determined to ensure the striker's return journey is not too gruelling he will send his own transport.

That would enable Suarez to be back in England on Thursday rather than Friday afternoon.

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