Liverpool footballer accused of assaulting girlfriend

Raheem Sterling pictured playing for Liverpool in a friendly match earlier this month. Credit: PA

Liverpool footballer Raheem Sterling has been accused of assaulting a woman, reported to be his girlfriend.

He is said to have attacked 19-year-old model Shana Ann Rose Halliday.

The 18-year-old winger entered a not guilty plea at Liverpool Magistrates' Court today, a court official said.

He spent last night in a police cell after being arrested at 10.30pm following an incident in Page Moss, Huyton, Liverpool.