Everton player assaulted during night out

Ross Barkley's lawyers say the Everton midfielder was attacked by a stranger during a night out.

A Liverpool police force is investigating the incident, footage of which appeared on social media showing Barkley getting punched in the face.

Law firm Himsworths Legal says in a statement that "Ross was the victim of an unprovoked attack by a stranger who approached himon Sundayevening."

Barkley played in Everton's 4-2 victory over Leicester at Goodison Park hours before the incident.

Merseyside Police say they haven't received a report about an assault but are making inquiries.

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