Barton hurt in nightclub fight

Image: Joey Barton: Has been injured in an altercation outside a nightclub in Liverpool

Joey Barton has been punched in an altercation outside a nightclub in Liverpool in the early hours of Monday morning.

Two men arrested after altercation in Liverpool

Joey Barton has been punched in an altercation outside a nightclub in Liverpool in the early hours of Monday morning. Police were called and two men arrested following the incident, with Barton leaving the scene voluntarily. The 29-year-old QPR midfielder had been in Garlands nightclub in Liverpool city centre. A statement by Merseyside Police read: "We have arrested two men following reports of a disturbance in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of this morning. "Officers were called at 5.30am following reports of an altercation outside of a nightclub. "On arrival they found a 29-year-old man who had sustained some injury to his face. "The man left the scene voluntarily. Two 21-year-old men were arrested at the scene for a public order offence and they are currently in police custody." Barton is currently facing a 12-match ban and an internal investigation at Loftus Road for the events surrounding his red card at Manchester City on the final day of the season.

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