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Sterling Dropped After Gomez Feud Spills Over to England Euro 2020 Camp

Manchester City speed merchant and Liverpool defender Joe Gomez had an on-field argument during Liverpool 3-1 victory over the Premier League champions at Anfield on Sunday but that rush of blood between the two young players has threatened to destabilise England Euro 2020 qualifiers.

The feud spilled over into the England camp canteen where the two players are alleged to have had another go at each other.

Sterling is said to have reacted angrily after he was approached by Gomez in the players’ canteen at St George’s Park.

Sterling is understood to have attempted to grab Gomez by the neck and asked “you still the big man?”.

Initially, other England players who witnessed the incident thought Sterling was joking before they stepped in to break up the altercation.

“We are in a sport where emotions run high and I am man enough to admit when emotions got the better of me.’ said Sterling.

England boss Gareth Southgate has gone on to hint at team harmony and how as a technical team they have worked hard to defuse club rivalries.

“Unfortunately the emotions of yesterday’s game were still raw. One of the great challenges and strengths for us is that we’ve been able to separate club rivalries from the national team.”

“We have taken the decision to not consider Raheem for the match against Montenegro on Thursday.” said Southgate.

The City winger has however not been kicked out of England’s squad and could feature against Kosovo on Sunday.

Sterling writing on his Instagram page admitted “emotions got the better of me” but says he and Joe Gomez” both understand it was a 5-10 second thing but we have figured things out and moved on”.

By Gerald Dandah

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