Liverpool's Raheem Sterling has been accused of assaulting his 19 year old girlfriend

Sterling is accused of assaulting a 19-year-old girl. Photo: 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' Courttoday, 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.

Sterling, from Woolton, was granted conditional bail and will stand trial for common assault at the same court on September 20.

Miss Halliday, from Liverpool, was crowned the winner of England's Top Model of the World beauty pageant earlier this year.

She went on to contest the pageant's world final in Egypt and reportedly works as a sales assistant for the Hollister clothing chain.