Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard was arrested in the early hours of
yesterday after a brawl at a night-spot, the Press Association said.
Gerrard was still in custody at 1030GMT after officers were called to an
incident in Bold Street, Southport, at about 0230.
Merseyside Police said the 28-year-old and five other men were arrested on
suspicion of assault.
A police spokesman said: "Merseyside Police is investigating an assault that
took place in the early hours of Monday December 29 on Bold Street in Southport.
"At around 2.30am officers attended a disturbance at a licensed premises on
"Six men were arrested on suspicion of section 20 assault on Lord Street.
"The men, four aged 33, 31, 29 and 19, who all come from the Huyton area, a
28-year-old man from Formby and an 18-year-old man from Litherland remain in
"A 34-year-old man from Southport was taken to hospital with facial injuries
which are not believed to be life threatening."