Liverpool back ”outstanding servant” Gerrard after assault charge

December 31st, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec.31 (ANI): Liverpool have extended full support to captain Steven Gerrard, days after he was charged with assault and affray during a late-night bar brawl.
Gerrard was charged with two other men after spending 24 hours in custody following the incident at Southport’’s Lounge Inn.
A club statement read: “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 has been released on bail and will appear in court on January 23.
The assault charge, under section 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act, carries a maximum sentence of five years in jail.
The Liverpool captain had been celebrating Sunday’’s 5-1 win over Newcastle United, in which he scored twice, when a row is said to have broken out involving part-time DJ Marcus McGee about the music being played. (ANI)

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