So important are Roberto Firmino and Coutinho to Liverpool’s attack, the club will shell out £30k to get them a private jet back to Europe – which will allow them to attend one more Jurgen Klopp training session before the weekend’s Southampton clash.
Brazil take on Peru this evening (2:15am Wednesday, our time), and our no.1o and no.11 will almost immediately board the chartered plane following the final whistle.
The gulf-stream jet costs £120k, but we’re sharing the cost with Manchester City, Chelsea and PSG – all of whom have key players in Brazil’s squad, report the Echo.
Our aim is to get Firmino and Coutinho back on Merseyside by Wednesday evening, meaning they’ll have Thursday and Friday to ready themselves for the trip to St. Mary’s.
Liverpool currently top the table, largely thanks to our Brazilian brilliance, so we’re delighted the club is taking such measures.
Coutinho is expected to start against Peru, as he did versus Argentina last week, but Firmino is behind Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order – so we hope gets an added rest.