Liverpool captain Gerrard arrested

England and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has been arrested following an alleged assault.

England and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has been arrested following an alleged assault.

The BBC says the incident happened at about 0230 GMT at a pub in Southport. Six men were detained later in a nearby street.

The men, four from Huyton, one from Formby and one from Litherland, remain in police custody.

A 34-year-old man from Southport was taken to hospital with facial injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.

The men from Huyton are aged 33, 31, 29 and 19. A 28-year-old from Formby and an 18-year-old from Litherland are also being questioned.

Gerrard, 28, is Liverpool captain and scored twice in his team's 5-1 victory over Newcastle on Sunday.

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