Steven Gerrard and eight other close shaves

Posted by , 31 July 2009

Steven Gerrard and eight other close shaves

Introduction

The 2009/10 Premier League season is underway. Exciting. And Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will be hoping to propel his bunch of close-but-not-close-enough Spaniards towards glory, joy and dinner with Sepp Blatter. But Stevie G almost didn’t make it.

In December 2008 he was caught on CCTV twatting a man in the head three times in a Southport bar. The six men Gerrard was with when Marcus McGee was punched pleaded guilty to either affray or threatening behaviour and await sentencing. Gerrard said it was self-defence, the jury accepted it, and he walked free. Here's his story, and that of eight others for whom things may have turned out differently...

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