Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling has broken his silence in the aftermath of an apparent England fallout with Liverpool’s Joe Gomez.
According to the Mirror, Southgate had said:
“We have taken the decision to not consider Raheem for the match against Montenegro on Thursday.”
He also highlighted the challenge of keeping fierce rivals separated when the players turn out for international duty.
Since this announcement Sterling, himself has taken to social media in an attempt to defuse the situation and clear the air.
It appears that tensions were still high after Gomez’s Liverpool beat Sterling’s City at the top of the table Premier League clash.
During that game, Gomez and Sterling had a coming together too.
Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez have been involved in a bust-up in England training today.
The pair had to be separated by shocked team-mates following a physical confrontation, after 'banter' about Liverpool's 3-1 win over Manchester City got out of hand.
— Man City Xtra (@City_Xtra) November 11, 2019
While it appears that everything has now been sorted out, Southgate is sticking by his initial decisions.
This international break though sees a doubleheader, so Sterling could be back in contention for Sunday’s game against Kosovo.