Merseyside Police are making enquiries after CCTV footage emerged showing Everton star Ross Barkley being punched at a bar in Liverpool city centre.
Footage from a security video shows Barkley, 23, being struck in the face by a man during a night out in the early hours of Monday morning.
Ross Barkley got punched last night in Liverpool after a nigh out celebrating Evertons 4-2 win. VIDEO; pic.twitter.com/FQ3R0JIBqr— Football Tipster (@Footy_Tipster) April 10, 2017
Merseyside Police have confirmed they are aware of the footage that has gone viral on social media but say no report of an assault has been made.
A statement read: "Merseyside Police is aware of footage online reportedly showing an assault in a bar in Liverpool city centre.
"No report of an assault has been received but officers are making enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident."
Barkley's lawyers also released a statement, which read: "We can confirm Ross was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a stranger who approached him on Sunday evening."
Attacking midfielder Barkley, who won the most recent of his 22 England caps in November 2015, had played in Everton's 4-2 Premier League victory at home to Leicester City on Sunday.
Everton have been also contacted for comment.