– Solicitor Mick Hogan
I do have instructions to the effect that Mr Sterling will be pleading not guilty to this charge. He is aware of today's hearing and the club are very supportive.
Police said a 27-year-old woman, who is known to Raheem Sterling, suffered "slight" facial injuries during an alleged incident in Toxteth, Liverpool, on November 2.
During today's short hearing Mr Hogan told the court that Sterling denies the allegation.
Teenage Premier League star Raheem Sterling has been charged with assaulting a woman.
The 18-year-old Liverpool and England winger was summoned to Liverpool Youth Court on a charge of common assault.
The Jamaica-born footballer, who lives in Woolton, Liverpool, did not attend the hearing and solicitor Mick Hogan appeared on his behalf.