A PREMIER league footballer clocked speeding on the M56 in Cheshire has been hit with a £3,610 court penalty.

Liverpool midfielder Dominik Szoboszlai, of Alderley Edge, was caught speeding in a Bentley on the M56 in Warrington shortly after midnight on September 22, last year.

A camera clocked the 23-year-old Hungarian exceeding the 70mph speed limit on the eastbound carriageway of the motorway between junctions 11 and seven.

Chester magistrates found the case proved after listening to the evidence at an earlier hearing on December 21, last year.

Szoboszlai, who captains the Hungary national team, was sentenced on March 6 after the case had been adjourned on January 29, this year.

The defendant was fined £2,500 and ordered to pay £1,000 costs and £110 victim surcharge.

His driving licence was endorsed with six points.