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Apparently, just hours after an heroic performance, the Liverpool hero has had one of his darkest hours as a footballer and now finds himself in jail...

According to BBC News, Liverpool and England talisman Steven Gerrard has today been arrested by police.

At 2:30 AM this morning, an incident occurred in a pub in Southport, with Gerrard arrested following an alleged assault.

A 34-year-old man ended up in hospital with facial injuries.

Six men have been detained, including the footballer, having been arrested near the pub after the unsavoury event. The ages of the detained men, who come from Huyton, Formby and Litherland, range from 18 to 33.

Having spent the remainder of the night behind bars, Gerrard is reportedly being quizzed by Merseyside Police, who would only say: "We are investigating an assault in the early hours of the morning on Lord Street.

"Officers detained six people on suspicion of Section 20 assault."

A Section 20 is 'Wounding & Assault causing Grievous Bodily Harm'.

Gerrard's exact involvement in the incident remains unclear. He was hours earlier Liverpool's hero, having helped the Reds with two goals and an incredible performance to spearhead the 5-1 destruction of Newcastle United, which kept his side top of the Premier League as 2008 draws to a close, for the first time in several years now looking like genuine contenders for the coveted crown.

Greg Ptolomey, Goal.com

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