Liverpool's Raheem Sterling charged with assault
Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling has been charged with assaulting a woman, understood to be his girlfriend.
The player, who made his debut for England last year, was arrested at about 22:30 BST on Thursday in the Page Moss area of Huyton.
He is accused of attacking model Shana Ann Rose Halliday, 19.
The 18-year-old pleaded not guilty to the charge of common assault at Liverpool Magistrates' Court and was granted bail.
He faces a trial at the same court on 20 September.
The incident followed the announcement of the player's inclusion in the England under-21s squad for their friendly with Scotland next week.
Miss Halliday, from Liverpool, was crowned the winner of England's Top Model of the World beauty pageant earlier this year.