Gerrard focussed after court

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will plead not guilty to the current charges against his for an incident in a Southport nightclub on December 28th.

The Reds skipper was arrested after an altercation at the Lounge Inn, just hours after helping his side to an emphatic 1-5 victory over Newcastle United.

Later that week Gerrard was charged with affray and assault, but yesterday told North Sefton Magistrate’s Court he is not guilty.

The case has now been adjourned until March 20th.
Gerrard has been given the full backing of manager Rafa Benitez, who says his midfield maestro has put the court hearing to the back of his mind and is full focussed on the football.

Ahead of tomorrow’s F.A. Cup Merseyside Derby at Anfield, Benitez told reporters, “Steven is in the right frame of mind. He is fine. He showed the other week that he has a responsibility to the fans and the club.

“He is a very good professional and showed he can concentrate on the job and he knows he has our full support.”