Footballer charged with drink-driving
LIVERPOOL footballer Roberto Firmino has been charged with drink-driving.
Merseyside Police said the Brazilian star was stopped by police in Liverpool city centre on Christmas Eve.
He is expected to appear in court next month.
A force spokesman said: “Merseyside Police has charged a 25-year-old man with drink-driving after his car was stopped in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Saturday. Roberto Firmino, from Liverpool, will appear at Liverpool City Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday, 31 January, 2016.”
The footballer signed for Liverpool FC in 2015 for £29m. Since then he has scored 17 goals in 67 appearances and is a key part of the Reds impressive performances and Premier League title push this season under manager Jurgen Klopp.
A club spokesman said it would make no comment until the legal process was over.