Raheem Sterling has been dropped from the England squad for their Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday after clash with Joe Gomez
|Raheem Sterling asked Gomez "you think you're the big man now?" after their confrontation during Liverpool 3-1 victory over Man City on Sunday in the Premier League.|
Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling has been dropped by England for Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro for confronting Joe Gomez angrily at a canteen.
According to a Sky Sports report, Sterling got angry then asked Gomez "you think you're the big man now?" and the other players laughed thinking it was 'banter'.
Sterling is said to have provoked Gomez after walking up to the Liverpool defender and tried to grab his neck, the two players had to be separated by team-mates before leaving the canteen.
Liverpool captain and England midfielder Jordan Henderson, who is yet to arrive at St George's park reportedly played peacemaker, arranging for both Sterling and Gomez to meet in one of the players' bedrooms.
Henderson intervened in the dispute on the phone while both players explained their side of events at Anfield and the England canteen, and the call lasted approximately 25 minutes.
Sterling apologized to Gomez as both players settled the matter as friends.
Sterling subsequently posted on Instagram that both players had "figured things out and moved on".
Gomez also tried to persuade manager Gareth Southgate not to drop Sterling from the England squad.
But the England manager decided that it is best to punish the City forward for the next Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro on Thursday.
Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez clashed during Man City 3-1 loss against Liverpool at Anfield in a top-of-the-table clash in the Premier League
Sometimes it is good to see emotions come into play in football as it can foster competitiveness and give viewers a good show when two teams go at each other.
This saga has shown that Manchester City and Liverpool could be one of the biggest rivalries in football.
Joe Gomez pictured in England training with a minor scratch below his eyes after the Sterling clash
Here are some of the best tweets concerning Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling saga
Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez train together on England duty after their recent spat... 👀🏴 pic.twitter.com/RMpD7h4usR— SPORTbible (@sportbible) November 12, 2019
"Everyone knows what that game means to me."— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) November 12, 2019
Raheem Sterling has confirmed that he had an angry clash with Joe Gomez at England training yesterday following Liverpool's 3-1 win against Manchester City on Sunday.
I'm never deleting this app. Raheem Sterling vs Joe Gomez 🤣 pic.twitter.com/uhKZq1I8KU— 360Sources (@360Sources) November 12, 2019
Numerous reports stating that Raheem Sterling grabbed Joe Gomez by the neck and asked him “you still the big man?”— YourMCFC (@YourMCFC) November 11, 2019
😂 get the fuck in Raz lad pic.twitter.com/SQsBFBkszW
Lmao this what happened between Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling at— MonsterAmongMen (@ParkTheBus8989) November 11, 2019
St George's Park today. pic.twitter.com/mulvcZ3m40
How many times has Joe Gomez rattled Raheem Sterling in 24 hours? pic.twitter.com/4cVZcVOGCx— Omar C. (@OmarC_77) November 11, 2019
Real footbage of sterling running from joe Gomez— MagicMo💫👑 (@magicmo11lfc) November 11, 2019
Joe Gomez has a scratch by right eye as a result of Raheem Sterling incident. Both players training.— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) November 12, 2019
Raheem Sterling showing Joe Gomez the machine gun tattoo on his leg.— RiZzy🔴 (@RiZzyUTD) November 12, 2019
Joe Gomez minding his business in the canteen and a wild Sterling appears pic.twitter.com/TYTZQMNRe5— sᴀʟ (@sxlang_) November 12, 2019
Joe Gomez going to bed vs Raheem Sterling going to bed pic.twitter.com/FLDPCCBxX4— Ryan (@ryan3levis) November 12, 2019
Imagine taking a L by embarrassing yourself to try and confront Joe Gomez who is taller and bigger your size, then tried it again in the England squad only to be dropped for the next qualifier the next day. 2 big L’s in 2 days. @sterling7 😂— Sam (@SamueILFC) November 11, 2019
Joe Gomez at approximately 9 o'clock this morning when he saw Raheem Sterling: https://t.co/YOcQy02bZG— Footy Accumulators (@FootyAccums) November 12, 2019
Jesse Lingard seeing Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling scrapping at training. pic.twitter.com/O4zB2nOifn— LeBlan 🇸🇦 (@IebIan) November 12, 2019
Joe Gomez dragging sterling out of the England team today pic.twitter.com/Wmudj77g5V— Dean Coombes (@DeanCoombes) November 12, 2019