A Merseyside police officer has been jailed after attempting to blackmail Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, reports BBC.co.uk.
Helen Jones has been sentenced to 22-months in prison after using CCTV footage of a street commotion as a "tool to blackmail" the former England captain.
In fact, during the incident in Agust 2013, Jones managed to secure the footage as she flashed her warrant card to the boss of a Formby bank.
Despite claims that Gerrard and a number of his friends attempted kicked and punch 34-year-old Paul Lloyd for four minutes, it appears that the Liverpool ace was attempting to act as peacemaker.
And Jones has now been sentenced, with the Judge Baker stating: "This was deliberate and calculated misconduct in a public office."
Gerrard, of course, was the England captain at the time of the incident, however it appears that he was unfairly accused of any wrong doing.
The English veteran is currently entering the final stages of his Liverpool career, and will be hoping to return to the side for this weekend's FA Cup quarter-final showdown with Blackburn Rovers at Anfield.
In fact, it has been reported that the midfielder trained today, having not featured for the club since February 10 because of a hamstring problem.
End the season on a high
There's no doubt about it, the Reds' skipper will now be focussing his attention on helping his side succeed as he approaches the final stages of his great stint with the club.
The midfield ace, who is set to join LA Galaxy this summer, will no doubt be hoping to secure Champions League football for Brendan Rodgers's side, and he should still have a key role to play.
Despite being in the latter stages of his career, Gerrard has more than enough about him to make an impact at the elite level of English football.
It looks set to be a big couple of months for the club's captain, so expect him to inspire his side to glory one last time.
Liverpool fans: Do you expect Gerrard to lead your club to Champions League qualification this season? Have your say in the comments section below!
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