England and Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard
, 28, will deny having assaulted a man during a nightclub brawl last month, a court heard Friday.
The club captain will plead not
guilty to affray and assaulting company director Marcus McGee
, 34, in a Merseyside nightclub shortly after Christmas. He appeared before North Sefton Magistrates in Merseyside over his
alleged part in a brawl at the Lounge Inn, Southport.
The player has been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray along with John Doran
, 29, and Ian
, 19. Gerrard was arrested in the early hours of Dec. 29 after the disturbance. McGee required hospital treatment after receiving facial injuries in the incident. The case will be heard
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