Samba Boys on their way home

Liverpool and Manchester City have organised a private jet to fly their stars home from Brazil ahead of Saturday’s crunch clash at the Etihad.

Philippe Coutinho, Robert Firmino and Gabriel Jesus are among the players en route back to the UK following international duty, according to report from Manchester news.

The Samba Boys played out a 1-1 draw with Colombia in their crunch World Cup qualifier on Tuesday night before boarding a plane home.

Rather than relying on charter flights, they have teamed up with Liverpool, who they face at the Eithad on Saturday, and Chelsea, to hire a private jet.