Premier League! This Liverpool Defender Has Been Arrested By The UK Police, Charged To Court For Doing This

Liverpool FC footballer Jon Flanagan has been charged with assault, Merseyside Police has said.

The 24-year-old defender was charged following an incident in Duke Street in Liverpool city centre at around 03:20 GMT on Friday.

A force spokesman said Flanagan, from Cressington, Liverpool, is accused of common assault.

He has been released on conditional bail and will appear before Liverpool City Magistrates’ Court on 2 January.

A Liverpool FC spokesman said: “The club has been made aware of an alleged incident involving a member of the first team playing squad.

“We will be making no further comment on the matter while the process is ongoing with the relevant authorities.”

Liverpool-born Flanagan has made more than 50 first-team appearances for the club since making his debut aged 18.

He was a standby for England’s 2014 World Cup squad, but has only played once for Liverpool this season and spent last season on loan at Burnley after a 20-month injury lay off.