Merseyside Police says it is looking into CCTV footage that appears to show Everton midfielder Ross Barkley being punched by a man at Santa Chupitos cocktail bar in Liverpool.
Barkley is seen exchanging words with another male near the bar, before being hit by a sucker-punch and falling backwards.
The England international the loses his footing as more punched are thrown before another man steps in to control the attacker.
Ross Barkley appears to be knocked out during a bar brawl
Ross Barkley is seen in conversation with a man in the bar
Twitter user Heavy Kid posted a video of the incident along with the caption: “Barkley getting bingoed.”
He added: “Being told was last night.”
The incident is said to have happened hours after Everton beat Leicester 4-2 at Goodison Park yesterday, with Barkley impressing for Ronald Koeman’s men.
Everton have not commented and no complaint has been made to police, but they are viewing the footage.
CCTV footage shows the pair exchange words by the bar
Footage catches the man hit Ross Barkley with a punch
Barkley played the full 90 minutes for the Toffees, after which boss Koeman told him to sign a new contract or leave the club.
“We offer him a new contract and then there are two possibilities: one is sign that contract and if he doesn’t sign the contract we need to sell the player,” Koeman said.
“It is simple, not so difficult in my opinion.”
Barkley, whose contract expires at the end of next season, has attracted interest from Premier League rivals Tottenham.
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