Gerrard charged over club brawlOn 04/29/2019 by admin
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been charged with assault and affray over a brawl outside a UK bar that left a disk jockey hospitalised with facial injuries.
Merseyside Police announced the charge early on Tuesday – 24 hours after Gerrard was arrested in Southport while celebrating Liverpool\’s emphatic 5-1 victory over Newcastle.
Gerrard, who scored twice in the match on Sunday, was feted as a hero of the win that extended his side\’s lead atop the English Premier League.
A police spokesman said Gerrard was charged with assault and occasioning actual bodily harm in connection with the fight at the Lounge Inn.
In the altercation outside the bar, a 34-year-old DJ had a tooth broken and sustained cuts to his forehead, although he was later released from hospital.
Club DJ injured
Southport, a prosperous seaside town, is known as somewhere where footballers from nearby Premier League clubs such as Liverpool go to socialise.
Gerrard, 28, who has played 70 times for England since making his international debut in 2000, is a local hero on Merseyside.
Born in the Liverpool suburb of Huyton, he has only ever played professional club football for Liverpool, for whom he made his debut in 1998.
Three years ago he inspired the team to come from 3-0 down at half-time to beat Italian side AC Milan in the Champions League final in Istanbul, as Liverpool reclaimed European club football\’s most prestigious trophy.
Last year Gerrard signed a contract keeping him at Anfield until 2011 and this October saw him score his 100th goal for Liverpool.