England and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has been arrested following an alleged assault in Southport in the early hours of Monday morning.
Gerrard was one of six people arrested following an altercation at a Southport bar which left one man needing hospital treatment for a facial injury.
A police spokesman confirmed: "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 Bold Street.
"Six men were arrested on suspicion of a 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 police custody.
"A 34-year-old man from Southport was taken to hospital with facial injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening."