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Joe Gomez sports scratch under his eye in England training after Raheem Sterling bust-up

Joe Gomez sports scratch under his eye in England training after Raheem Sterling bust-up
The Liverpool defender had a scratch under his proper eye (Picture: Reuters)

Liverpool defender sported a small scratch under his eye as he took half in England training for the primary time since his altercation with Manchester City’s .

The two gamers had clashed on the finish of Sunday’s 3-1 win for the Premier League leaders at Anfield and that animosity lingered once they met up for worldwide obligation on Monday.

Gomez, one of many first gamers to reach at St George’s Park, was already in the canteen laughing and joking with different gamers when Sterling arrived.

Joe Gomez sports scratch under his eye in England training after Raheem Sterling bust-up
Before and after: Gomez did NOT have the scratch when he first arrived at St George’s Park yesterday (Pictures: Getty/Reuters)

The City winger was not finest happy when he noticed Gomez and went to seize him by the neck, asking ‘you still the big man?’ earlier than teammates realised he was not joking and separated the pair.

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Sterling later apologised, each in private and non-private, although supervisor Gareth Southgate nonetheless took the choice to axe him from the staff that may face Montenegro on Thursday evening.

He has remained a part of the squad, although, and took half in training on Tuesday morning – although he was wrapped up under a hat and snood.

Joe Gomez sports scratch under his eye in England training after Raheem Sterling bust-up
Sterling was laughing and joking in training on Tuesday morning (Picture: AFP)
Joe Gomez has scratch under his eye in England training after Raheem Sterling bust-up
Liverpool defender Gomez had a visual graze on the precise aspect of his face (Picture: Reuters)

Gomez additionally took half in the session and braved the chilly climate to disclose a scratch under his proper eye that was not there earlier than his bust-up with Sterling.

Although England had insisted that the altercation by no means grew to become bodily, the mark on Gomez’s face will certainly immediate additional questions which Southgate might want to reply when he meets the media later in the day.

England's midfielder Raheem Sterling (2L) and England's defender Joe Gomez (2R) attend an England team training session at St George's Park in Burton-on-Trent, central England on November 12, 2019, ahead of their Euro 2020 football qualification match against Montenegro.
Sterling, second left, seemed in good spirits regardless of yesterday’s drama (Picture: Getty)

Gomez is believed to have spoken to Southgate and requested him to not reduce Sterling from the staff, with most of the gamers feeling the City winger’s punishment is a little bit harsh given the matter has been resolved.

Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson reportedly performed a key function in diffusing the strain regardless of not having to report back to St George’s Park till tomorrow attributable to his suspension towards Montenegro, ringing up each gamers and getting them to settle their variations.

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