Liverpool and England winger Raheem Sterling has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged assault.

Sterling, 18, of Woolton, was charged with common assault following an incident in the Liverpool suburb of Page Moss.

He appeared before magistrates to face the charges after spending a night in a cell.

Sterling pleaded not guilty to one charge of Section 39 common assault and his case was adjourned for a trial in September.

The winger was charged in February on suspicion of assaulting a 27-year-old woman in Liverpool when he was aged 17 but that case was thrown out of court.

Sterling made 24 league appearances for Liverpool last season, scoring two goals.

The Jamaican-born winger was signed from Queens Park Rangers for £600,000 in 2010, when he was just 15.

He made his international debut against Sweden last November, becoming the fifth-youngest player to be capped by England at senior level.