Liverpool FC star Jon Flanagan charged with assault after town centre bust up

LIVERPOOL FC star Jon Flanagan has been charged with assault following a bust-up in the city centre.

Merseyside Police said the 24-year-old full-back was charged after the incident on December 22 at around 3.20am.

A force spokesman said: "Merseyside Police can confirm that Jonathan Patrick Flanagan, aged 24, from Cressington in Liverpool has been charged with Section 39 common assault following an incident on Duke Street in Liverpool city centre at around 3.20am on Friday December 22.

"He has been released on conditional police bail and will appear before Liverpool City Magistrates' Court on January 2 2018."

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."

Flanagan has made more than 50 first-team appearances for Liverpool FC since making his debut at the age of 18.

But he spent the last year on loan at Burnley, after 20 months out due to injury.

In this season he has made just one appearance in September's League Cup.

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