Friday, 7 December 2012

Liverpool squad grounded after flight drama

Liverpool were forced to stay in Italy last night after their plane was grounded due to technical problems.

The Reds headed straight for Trieste Airport following their vital 1-0 victory over Udinese in the Europa League and were due to arrive at John Lennon Airport around 1am.

However, as the Monarch flight was taxiing ready for take-off the plane's captain announced that he would have to turn back due to a warning light.

Engineers then discovered that there was a problem with the left engine which they were unable to fix and passengers were informed they would have to remain in North Eastern Italy for a second night.

After around two hours on board the plane, Liverpool's players and staff disembarked and were taken by coach on the 30-mile trip back to the city of Udine.

The Reds are now waiting to discover when there will be an aircraft ready to take them home on Friday. It's a blow to boss Brendan Rodgers' preparations for Sunday's Premier League trip to West Ham.

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