Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been involved in a car accident with a 10-year-old boy.
The Liverpool star plans to visit the boy in the next few days
The boy suffered leg injuries when he was knocked down by the England player's car near his luxury home on Grantham Road, Birkdale, Merseyside.
Onlookers said the 27-year-old sat with the boy before an ambulance arrived.
The player went to a police station where he produced his driving documents and made a routine statement. An investigation is under way.
A spokesman for the player said he had spoken to police and had been driving very slowly before the accident at 1515 BST.
He said: "Steven was driving very slowly through an area of Birkdale when a young boy ran out and hit the side of his car.
"Steven comforted the boy until the paramedics arrived."
The Liverpool captain was said to be distressed over the accident and has been in contact with the boy's family to check his progress and plans to visit him in the next couple of days.
The child is suspected to have suffered a broken leg during the accident.