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Liverpool star banned and fined for drink-driving

The Brazilian international was stopped by police while driving his Range Rover in the early hours of Christmas Eve.

Roberto Firmino
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The Brazilian international was stopped by police while he was driving his Range Rover in Liverpool city centre in the early hours of Christmas Eve, December 24.

Defending the 25-year-old at Liverpool Magistrates' Court, lawyer Michael Hogan said the incident took place the day after Firmino's family home was targeted by burglars "prepared to use extreme force".

However, in a statement issued after the hearing, Firmino accepted responsibility for his offence.

"I apologise, without reservation, to the club, the manager, my team-mates and the supporters for putting myself in this situation," Firmino said.

"What I have done is wrong and sets a bad example.

"I promise to everyone in the LFC (Liverpool Football Club) family that I will learn from this mistake, learn from this experience and not repeat it in the future."

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