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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino arrested and charged with drink driving on Christmas Eve

Firmino was stopped by Merseyside Police in the early hours of Friday morning

Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino was arrested on Christmas Eve and charged with drink driving, leading to calls from fans that he should be dropped from the first team for Tuesday’s Premier League fixture against Stoke City

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.

He had previously played for German side Hoffenheim.

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