Player and girlfriend reported to have been arrested.

A former Liverpool footballer has been arrested on suspicion of shoplifting at Harrods.

Defender Andrea Dossena, 33, now plays for Leyton Orient in League One following spells with Liverpool, Napoli and Sunderland.

A woman, believed to be Dossena’s girlfriend, was also arrested.

“They were taken to a west London police station. Both the man and woman have been bailed to a date in late April, pending further enquiries.”

Dossena, who won 10 caps for Italy, played for Liverpool from 2008 to 2010, having begun his career at Verona in 2001.

He moved League One side Orient last year after being released by Sunderland.

Former Liverpool midfielder, Didi Hamann, hardly a paragon of virtue himself, made light of Dossena’s arrest.

With friends like that…