The 25-year-old appeared before Liverpool magistrates charged with assault and affray.
Barton, of Foxbank Close, Widnes, Cheshire, has been in custody since he was arrested in the early hours of December 27 in Liverpool city centre.
Copyright (c) PA Sport 2008, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: https://www.givemesport.com/writeforgms