A Premier League footballer was forced to abandon his luxury sports car after following his sat-nav down a muddy track while driving to a match.

Liverpool defender Andre Wisdom, who is currently on loan at Derby County, got lost on his way to the Championship side's 3-0 home victory over Sheffield Wednesday yesterday.

Pictures posted on social media websites showed Wisdom's Porsche Panamera stranded in a mud-filled hollow surrounded by trees.

Confirming details of the incident, a Derby County club spokesman said: "Andre visited a local shop on the way to Saturday's game against Sheffield Wednesday and, being new and unfamiliar to the area, he programmed the stadium's postcode into his sat-nav.

"The route provided took him down a less than traditional road, where conditions were also poor, and ultimately his car got stuck and he, along with the club, made suitable arrangements to ensure he was at Pride Park Stadium on time for the game and his car was recovered on Saturday evening."