Roberto Firmino did not have a merry Christmas.
Liverpool’s Brazilian forward, 25, was arrested in the early hours of Christmas Eve morning in the English city and charged with drink driving.
In a police statement a Merseyside police spokesperson had the following to say:
“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, December 24 2016. Roberto Firmino, from Liverpool, will appear at Liverpool City Magistrates Court on January 31.”
Liverpool is due to play Chelsea at Anfield on Jan. 31 so it looks like Jurgen Klopp‘s side will be without a key player for that crucial game in the title battle.
Per reports, no statement will be made by the club until the legal process has run its course.