There aren’t many occasions when I’ll dedicate an entire post to a player or team who bears no relation to to United, but this opportunity is too good to let pass me by.

St. Steven Gerrard spent the night in a police cell after being arrested in the early hours of the morning following an alleged assault at 2.30am. A man, believed to be the DJ at the nightclub, was taken to hospital with facial injuries. What a way to celebrate scoring two goals for your team, eh Stevie?

It is rather amusing that in this morning’s Liverpool Echo, Gerrard has claimed he wants Liverpool to become a place where kids can be proud to grow up in.

“My hope for Liverpool for 2009 would be an end to gun and knife crime, making the city a place our kids can grow up to be proud of,” said Gerrard. I’m sure they’ll be very proud of your drunken brawls too, Stevie!

Gerrard is still in police custody and his club have refused to comment on his arrest. Spots of blood were clearly visible on the floor as well as shards of broken glass.

I’m sure there will be plenty of dippers making their way here soon enough, claiming he had nothing to do with it, of course. He just stumbled across a fight and broke it up? It was a look-a-likie? Who knows, who cares. All I know is that it isn’t usual practice to detain someone all day without bail for a crime they had nothing to do with! Witnesses to a crime aren’t kept in police custody from 2.30am and 6.30pm… and counting.

With news of his arrest being common knowledge now, he best make sure the security on his home is high. We all know what happens in Merseyside when the Liverpool players are known to be away from their houses!

Update: Gerrard has now been charged with assault occasioning actual bodily harm and affray, and has since been released on bail, after spending close to 24 hours locked up. Gerrard was one of several men who had been taken in by the police, yet not all those were arrested have been charged, just Gerrard and two others.