Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been arrested following an alleged assault in a Southport bar in the early hours of Monday morning.
The England international was arrested along with five other men on suspicion of assault after police were called to the scene at 2:30am GMT.
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 Bold Street.
“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 police custody.
“A 34-year-old man from Southport was taken to hospital with facial injuries which are not believed to be life threatening.