Liverpool Football Club has issued a statement saying it would offer Steven Gerrard “all the support he needs” after the Anfield captain was charged with assault and affray.
The 28-year-old was arrested along with five other men near the Lounge Inn in Southport in the early hours of Monday.
A 34-year-old man was taken to hospital with facial injuries after the alleged incident.
A statement from Liverpool read: “Steven has been an outstanding servant to Liverpool for the last 10 years and the club will give him all the support he needs at this time.”
The Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) has offered its help to the midfielder.
The footballer was arrested with five other men near the Lounge Inn
FA chief executive Gordon Taylor said: “We have a watching brief on this and have offered any help we can.
“I was concerned when I heard about the case as I have known Steven Gerrard a long time. I don’t know the full details but as the players’ union we would want to be supportive of him.”
The Football Assocation added that players would continue to be available for selection for England while police investigations were on-going.
In a statement, a Merseyside Police spokesman said: “Merseyside Police has charged Steven Gerrard, 28 years, of Formby, Sefton, John Doran, 29, and Ian Smith, 19 years, both from Huyton, Liverpool, with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray following an incident at Bold Street in Southport in the early hours of Monday, December 29.”
After the game on Sunday the Liverpool captain, who scored twice, hailed the current side as the best he has played in.
Gerrard has been capped by England 70 times and has captained his country four times.