Police are investigating after Liverpool FC goalkeeper Shamal George was assaulted outside a bar.
The 21-year-old, that plays for the Liverpool’s under-23 group, was injured at the Red Door bar within the city centre at about 02:00 GMT on Saturday.
Mr George and his brother, 28, suffered cuts with their own faces and needed hospital treatment.
Merseyside Police is appealing for information and said they are going to glance at CCTV within their hunt for the attackers.
One of the offenders is described as a white man, of stocky build, who was wearing a white t-shirt.
Still another attacker was thought to have been wearing a dark jacket.
The participant who has supported Liverpool since childhood, thanked fans on Twitter on Sunday.
A Liverpool FC spokesman said the team was”stunned and appalled that Shamal and also a member of the family have been exposed to this type of terrible ordeal”.
“As a team, we will offer you Shamal along with also his family any service that they require.
“The thing is presently in the hands of Merseyside Police and we will defer all of us to them. We’d also urge anyone with information concerning the incident to come forward.”