Premier League - Gerrard arrested over alleged assault (2)

1 Name: Anonymous Sports Commentator : 2008-12-29 13:32 ID:q8PUGH6M

Eurosport - Mon, 29 Dec 12:42:00 2008

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been arrested following allegations of assault at a nightclub in the early hours of Monday morning.

Police were called to the venue in Bold Street, Southport at 2.30am after an incident involving Gerrard, 28, who had earlier scored twice in Liverpool's 5-1 win against Newcastle.

England midfielder Gerrard and five other men were arrested and spent the night in cells and were still in custody at 10:30am on Monday morning.

Four of the detainees come from Huyton, one from Formby and one from Litherland. They are aged between 18 and 33.

A 34-year-old from Southport was taken to hospital with minor facial injuries following the incident.

A spokeswoman for Liverpool declined to comment. "The club is making no comment whatsoever," she said.

Gerrard's side extended their Premier League lead over Chelsea to three points with Sunday's victory.

After the game, Gerrard said: "We have given ourselves a great chance. We have to remain consistent, that is the key.

"If we want to stay at the top and be involved in this title race, we have got to deal with the pressure.

"We have big players here and we will have a lot of tests and challenges to come, but if we keep playing like this then we will be there.

"This is the best team I have played with. You look around the dressing room and, from the 'keeper to the forwards, we have some fantastic players. There is a confidence that we can get over the big hurdles."

Alex Chick / Eurosport

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