Brendan Rodgers

A jury was sworn in Tuesday in the retrial of four footballers, including the son of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a hotel.

The case against Anton Rodgers, 20, who plays for Championship side Brighton, two of his teammates and a Bournemouth player will open on Wednesday at the Old Bailey in London, England’s central criminal court.

A previous jury was discharged in February after failing to reach verdicts on all but one count where they cleared Lewis Dunk of voyeurism.

Rodgers, 20, Dunk, 21, George Barker, 21, and former team-mate Steve Cook, 22, now at Bournemouth, had denied sexual assault and voyeurism.

They were alleged to have assaulted a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in July 2011 after celebrating a victory.

Judge Christopher Moss told the jury that they should try the defendants only on the evidence they hear in court and dismiss anything they may have heard about the first trial.

Anton Rodgers arrived at the Old Bailey with his father, who sat in the public gallery.


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