Liverpool Football Club today stood behind the club captain after it was confirmed that the player would be charged with assault and affray alongside two other men, after an incident alleged to have occurred at the Lounge Inn nightspot in Southport.
A club statement reads:
“Steven has been an outstanding servant to Liverpool for the last 10 years and the club will give him all the support he needs at this time.”
Gerrard was held for around 20 hours in police custody before being released late last night. He was arrested alongside 5 other men for an alleged incident involving Marcus McGee. According to various newspaper reports the incident occurred due to a disagreement over the choice of music being played in the bar.
According to the Liverpool Echo, a bottle was smashed over the alleged victim’s head or face although the newspaper claims that it was not Steven Gerrard who was involved with this. A 29 and 19 year old from Huyton have also been charged and will appear alongside Gerrard at the magistrates court on the 23rd January 2009.