Liverpool footballer Steven Gerrard arrested and spends night in cells after fracas. England footballer Steven Gerrard was among six men being questioned by police after officers were called to a Merseyside bar. The Liverpool captain was arrested after an early morning disturbance on Monday at licensed premises in Bold Street, Southport.

A 34-year-old Southport man was taken to hospital with facial injuries, which were not thought to be serious. The Liverpool FC star spent the rest of the night in the cells and was still being quizzed by police this morning. Officers were called to the Lounge Inn at around 2.30am. Police later detained six people nearby on Lord Street. Four men, aged 33, 31, 29 and 19, all from Huyton, Gerrard, 28, from Formby, and an 18-year-old from Litherland were arrested on suspicion of Section 20 assault.

The alleged incident happened 12 hours after Liverpool crushed Newcastle United 5-1 at St James's Park on Sunday. Gerrard scored two goals in a brilliant display that helped the Reds extend their lead at the top of the Premiership to three points. A Liverpool FC spokesman said the club would not be commenting about the alleged incident. It is still unclear why trouble started or if the group of six men knew the victim.

A police spokeswoman said:

"We are investigating an assault in the early hours of the morning. Officers attended a licensed premises where they detained six people on suspicion of Section 20 assault. They are still being questioned."


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