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Liverpool star Sissoko accused of punching teenager

Published 06/11/2006

Liverpool star Momo Sissoko has been accused of punching a man during an alleged fight at a fast food outlet.

The French-Malian midfielder, 21, was in the Hot'n'Tender takeaway, in the Wavertree area of Liverpool, when trouble flared at around 3.30am yesterday.

A 19-year-old man claimed his 18-year-old brother was punched by Sissoko during the melee.

The alleged incident was later reported to Merseyside Police, which launched an investigation.

A spokeswoman said: ``We can confirm that officers are investigating a complaint from a 19-year-old man in relation to an assault alleged to have occurred at 3.30am on Sunday, November 5, at a takeaway premises on Smithdown Road.

``The alleged offender has made an appointment to speak to officers about theincident in the near future.''

A spokesman for Liverpool FC declined to comment.

He said: ``We are aware of the allegations but we are not going to say anything.''

Management of the Hot'n'Tender were unavailable for comment today, as the shop was closed.

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