Liverpool 'very supportive' of Raheem Sterling

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.

– Solicitor Mick Hogan

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Sterling charged with assault

Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling has been charged with assaulting a 27-year-old woman. The 18-year-old did not attend the hearing but his solicitor appeared on his behalf. He denies the allegation.