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Gerrard to appear in court over Liverpool nightclub brawl

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London, July 20 (ANI): Liverpool star Steven Gerrard is due to appear at a Liverpool Crown Court to face trial over his alleged involvement in a nightclub scuffle.

The England midfielder faces a single charge of affray, the Daily Star reports.

It is alleged that Gerrard, 29, was involved in a brawl that saw businessman Marcus McGee, 34, lose a tooth and sustain facial cuts.

The footballer was at the Lounge Inn, Southport, celebrating Liverpool's 5-1 win over Newcastle United when trouble flared in the early hours of December 29.

The married father-of-two will appear with six other defendants who are all also charged with affray.

They are Accrington Stanley players - goalkeeper Ian Dunbavin, 28, of Guildford Road, Southport, and midfielder Robert Grant, 18, of Enstone Avenue, Litherland - and John Doran, 29, of Woodlands Road, and Ian Smith, 19, of Hilary Avenue, both Huyton, Merseyside; John McGrattan, 33, of Rimmer Avenue, and Paul McGrattan, 31, of Linden Drive, both Huyton. (ANI)

Story first published: Monday, July 20, 2009, 15:27 [IST]
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