Liverpool and England soccer star Steven Gerrard is celebrating the birth of his second child.
The player's partner Alex Curran, 23, gave birth to 7lb 6oz (3.345kg) daughter Lexie at the Liverpool Women's Hospital.
"We are both absolutely delighted," said Gerrard, 25. The couple's first daughter Lilly-Ella is aged 27 months.
The player is hoping Alex will travel to Germany to join him at the World Cup, his spokesman said.