Raheem Sterling punished by England; teammates reportedly 'shocked' at Gomez scrap

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City and Joe Gomez of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United...

Raheem Sterling has brought his scrap with Liverpool's Joe Gomez to the England setup.

Joe Gomez of Liverpool battles with Raheem Sterling of Man City during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool,...

Raheem Sterling has been taken out of consideration for England's EURO 2020 qualifier against Montenegro after a training ground scrap with Liverpool ace Joe Gomez.

Manchester City ace Sterling was in action against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon, and will have been gutted to have lost the game 3-1, given that the Reds now have a nine-point lead over City in the race for the Premier League title.

The fallout from the game has continued, and it seems that Sterling hasn't quite forgotten about the game just yet, and particularly his altercation with Liverpool defender Gomez.

 

The pair clashed in the second half, squaring up to each other after a scrap for possession, and they took their battle into England training on Monday too.

The Daily Mail claim that Sterling and Gomez had to be separated by teammates on Monday, with players 'shocked' to see the pair going at each other once again, less than 24 hours since Sunday's final whistle.

Sterling allegedly grabbed Gomez by the neck in the canteen in what sounds like a quite remarkable scene, and Gareth Southgate will be desperate to avoid club issues bleeding into his national team.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City and Joe Gomez of Liverpool during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in Liverpool, United...

That's something Spain had to battle during their glory years between 2008 and 2012, as Barcelona and Real Madrid players were always challenged with the task of leaving their hatred to one side in order to come together for their country.

This appears to be the first instance in the England side, but with tempers frayed between Liverpool and City, Southgate may have a tricky task on his hands.

Raheem Sterling of Manchester City speaks with Joe Gomez of Liverpool following the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Manchester City at Anfield on November 10, 2019 in...

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