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VIDEO: Barkley punched in Liverpool bar after Everton match

Goal.com logo Goal.com 10-04-2017

Merseyside Police are making enquiries after CCTV footage emerged showing Everton star Ross Barkley being punched at a bar in Liverpool city centre.

Footage from a security video shows Barkley, 23, being struck in the face by a man during a night out in the early hours of Monday morning.

Ross Barkley got punched last night in Liverpool after a nigh out celebrating Evertons 4-2 win. VIDEO; pic.twitter.com/FQ3R0JIBqr

— Football Tipster (@Footy_Tipster) April 10, 2017

Merseyside Police have confirmed they are aware of the footage that has gone viral on social media but say no report of an assault has been made.

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A statement read: "Merseyside Police is aware of footage online reportedly showing an assault in a bar in Liverpool city centre.

"No report of an assault has been received but officers are making enquiries to establish the circumstances of the incident."

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Barkley's lawyers also released a statement, which read: "We can confirm Ross was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a stranger who approached him on Sunday evening."

Attacking midfielder Barkley, who won the most recent of his 22 England caps in November 2015, had played in Everton's 4-2 Premier League victory at home to Leicester City on Sunday.

Everton have been also contacted for comment.

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