Liverpool owners won't be flying into Merseyside this week.

The Liverpool Echo says principal owner John Henry and chairman Tom Werner are flying to Merseyside - but not until next week.

Reports suggesting the Americans have brought their trip forward in the wake of the Luis Suarez handshake row are wide of the mark.

Henry and Werner always intended to attend the Carling Cup final against Cardiff City at Wembley on Sunday, February 26 and that remains the case.

The idea that the owners are jetting in early in a bid to mastermind a plan to repair the club's global reputation has been dismissed as "complete nonsense".