Further details surrounding the high-profile bust-up between Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling have emerged online this evening.

Sterling dropped

Late last night, news exploded across the English media that Liverpool and Manchester City stars Gomez and Sterling had been involved in a heated exchange at England’s training base.

The two players had been called up by Gareth Southgate for the Three Lions’ latest round of Euro 2020 qualifiers.

However, on the back a coming together between the pair during Liverpool’s crucial victory over champions City in the Premier League on Sunday evening, tensions quickly resurfaced.

Reports suggest that Sterling was the aggressor in the incident, with the winger having grabbed Gomez by the throat.

And it was subsequently confirmed that he has, as a result of his actions, been dropped for England’s meeting with Montenegro on Thursday:

We can confirm that @sterling7 will not be considered for Thursday’s #EURO2020 qualifier: https://t.co/dsVfgitdSm

— England (@England) November 11, 2019

 

Gomez defends Sterling

Sterling, though, was not actually sent home from the Three Lions’ camp.

He could therefore be back in contention to feature versus Kosovo on Sunday.

And this, according to the latest reports circulating this evening, may well be down to the intervention of Joe Gomez.

It is claimed that the Liverpool defender actually asked England boss Southgate not to banish Sterling from his squad’s latest gathering:

Understand #lfc Joe Gomez appealed to Gareth Southgate not to send #mcfc Raheem Sterling home, before the England manager made his decision to drop Sterling from the Montenegro game.

— Rob Dorsett (@RobDorsettSky) November 12, 2019

 

Furthermore, photos have emerged across social media, showcasing a scratch on Gomez’s face, apparently picked up during his scuffle with Sterling:

Joe Gomez has a scratch by right eye as a result of Raheem Sterling incident. Both players training.

— paul joyce (@_pauljoyce) November 12, 2019

 

Here’s another angle on the Joe Gomez scratch pic.

📷 via @Reuters pic.twitter.com/sAZrAWlf6F

— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) November 12, 2019

 

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