Luis Suarez has been offered the use of Liverpool owner John Henry’s private jet in order to get him back to Merseyside as quickly as possible following Uruguay’s World Cup qualifier with Jordan on Wednesday.
It is possible that Suarez won’t play in the second leg of the tie, which Uruguay lead 5-0 from the first leg in The Middle East last week.
However, the Guardian report that if he is to return to Liverpool, he won’t reach English shores until Thursday night.
Brendan Rodgers is keen to keep Suarez as rested and ready for the match as possible, and Henry’s offer of his private jet for the 26-year-old striker to use will come as music to his ears.
The Guardian suggest Henry’s plane would pick Suarez up in Montevideo immediately after the game, allowing him to return to Liverpool by Thursday morning.
Both are carrying injuries, with Gerrard understood to have had painkilling injections in order to play the friendly.
Sturridge, meanwhile, pulled out of a training session yesterday as he continues to struggle with a thigh injury.
Kick-off at Wembley is 8pm.
Elsewhere, Martin Skrtel’s Slovakia play at home to Gibraltar.