Date: 20th March 2009 at 9:25am
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An assault charge against England footballer Steven Gerrard has been dropped.

The Liverpool midfielder still faces a charge of affray in connection with an incident at a nightclub in Southport.

The 28-year-old had been in the Lounge Inn nightclub celebrating a 5-1 win over Newcastle when a disturbance broke out on 29 December.

A 34-year-old man had suffered facial injuries, North Sefton Magistrates’ Court was told.