Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City and Liverpool Get on Board to Fly Players Home

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

City and Liverpool Get on Board to Fly Players Home

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CITY have clubbed together with Premier League rivals Liverpool to hire a private jet to fly their Brazilian stars back to the north west ahead of their Premier League clash.

Gabriel Jesus, Ederson and Fernandinho are all in South America for Brazil's latest set of World Cup qualifiers, the last of which is away to Columbia tonight.

With the Blues kicking-off early on Saturday lunchtime, they want their players back in Manchester as soon as possible.

And rather than rely on charter flights, they have teamed up with Liverpool, who they face at the Eithad, and Chelsea, to hire a private jet. Wantaway star Phillipe Coutinho is also in the Brazil squad, as is Chelsea's Willian, who will also be on the flight - which will leave straight after the game in the northern Colombian city of Barranquilla tonight. …

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