There was good news for Steven Gerrard today, when hundreds of Liverpool's staunchest supporters made a tremendous gesture towards the Anfield club and their captain when they said they would happily go to pison and serve time for him so that he could continue to lead the Reds in their Premier League challenge.
Gerrard was arrested at the Lounge Inn in Southport during the early hours of Monday morning, and has since been charged with assault and affray by police. If convicted, he faces a lengthy jail term, which would seriously hamper Liverpool's tilt at the title.
To counter this, scores of Reds supporters emailed the club volunteering to serve any prison sentence handed down to their captain; some even arrived at Anfield with suitcases packed for a 'long stretch'.
One such fan, Tosh Heggarty, said:
"Stevie G is a saint around here, God bless him. He's the lifeblood of Liverpuhl football club. Salt of the earth. Butter wouldn't melt in his mouth, etc. I'd do anything for him.
I know he'd do the same for me."
Reds chief executive, Rick Parry was visibly moved by the fans' kindness, and said:
"I'm touched, visibly, and moved, to know that Liverpool fans, who are the best in the werld, would actually go to jail for Steven Gerrard, just so he could lead us to the title we so richly deserve after years of harpen' on about being the best football club in England."
BBC pundit and ex-Liverpool defender, Alan Hansen, agreed, saying:
"It's unbelievable, but typical of Liverpool fans. To offer to go to jail for the man, to lose years of your life, away from family and friends, to put your life in danger, to put your arsehole in danger of being invaded daily by huge, bearded men with tattoos...I've got nothing but respect. They are, without doubt, the most committed supporters in the world."