Steven Gerrard arrested over assault
LONDON (Reuters) - England and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard was arrested on Monday suspicion of assault, a police source said.
Gerrard, 28, was one of six men arrested in the early hours of the morning after police were called to a fight at a bar in Southport, to the north of Liverpool.
Merseyside Police confirmed they had arrested a 28-year-old man from the Formby area north of Liverpool on suspicion of assault and said he remained in police custody.
The other five men arrested, also for assault, all came from Liverpool and were aged 33, 31, 29, 19 and 18.
Police said a 34-year-old man from Southport was taken to hospital with facial injuries.
Gerrard scored twice in Sunday's 5-1 Premier League victory over Newcastle United.
A spokeswoman for Liverpool FC declined to comment. "The club is making no comment whatsoever," she said
(Reporting by Tim Castle, editing by Kate Kelland)
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