Reds stars piloted by music icon Dickinson
It was Aces High in the skies above Liverpool when the Reds took off for tonight's Europa League game against Napoli with Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson piloting their plane.
The rocker, below, who has had a pilot's licence for years, regularly flies for charter airline Astraeus. A spokesman for the Reds confirmed the singer was flying the team to Italy but his passengers did not include some of the Anfield club's biggest names, with Spanish striker Fernando Torres and captain Steven Gerrard left out of the squad.
Iron Maiden have had more than 30 hit singles and sold millions of albums since they formed in the 1970s. Dickinson is also an accomplished fencer and novelist.