Liverpool Star Banned One Year From Driving; Fined £20,000

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Liverpool attacker, Roberto Firmino has been banned from driving for a year and fined £20,000 for drink-driving.

The 25-year-old Brazil international was arrested after his Range Rover was stopped in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Christmas Eve.

In a statement, the Liverpool FC forward said what he did was wrong and “apologised without reservation”.

The club said it had “disciplined” him but the action would remain private and it would not affect his selection.

After the hearing, Firmino released a statement which said: “What I have done is wrong and sets a bad example.”

He added: “I promise to everyone in the LFC family that I will learn from this mistake, learn from this experience, and not repeat it in the future.”

Firmino played in Tuesday night’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea at Anfield.

He was signed from Hoffenheim on a five-year deal for £29m in 2015.

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