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Jordan Henderson played key role in diffusing Raheem Sterling’s bust-up with Joe Gomez

Liverpool's Joe Gomez and Manchester City's Raheem Sterling clash during the Premier League match at Anfield
The two gamers clashed on the finish of Liverpool’s win over Manchester City (Picture: PA Wire)

played a central role in calming tensions between and after their bust-up – regardless of not being with the England squad but.

Manchester City winger Sterling has been dropped by for Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier in opposition to Montenegro after clashing with Liverpool rival Gomez.

The pair had squared up to one another on the finish of Sunday’s match at Anfield, which the Reds received 3-1, and Sterling was nonetheless bitter when he noticed the Liverpool defender.

England winger Raheem Sterling
Although axed from the Montenegro squad, Sterling can play in opposition to Kosovo (Picture: Getty)

Sterling is believed to have walked in on Gomez laughing and joking and went to seize him by the neck, asking, ‘You still the big man?’

After initially considering Sterling was joking, the England gamers rapidly realised he was severe and stepped in to interrupt up the incident, with each gamers separated from one another.

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Henderson just isn’t at present at St George’s Park and has been allowed to hyperlink up with the squad later as he is suspended on Thursday night time, however he was rapidly knowledgeable of the scenario by his teammates.

According to Sky Sports News, the Liverpool skipper – who additionally played alongside Sterling at Anfield – phoned up each gamers instantly and acted as peacemaker in the row.

He managed to influence the pair to place their variations to at least one facet, with Sterling subsequently going to Gomez and apologising whereas the defender spoke to Southgate and urged him to not axe Sterling.

Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson in England training
Sterling and Henderson played collectively at Liverpool from 2011 onwards (Picture: Getty)

Henderson even supplied to return into St George’s Park on Tuesday, a day sooner than scheduled, to talk to each gamers in person and ensure every thing had been put to mattress.

That was deemed pointless by Southgate, who feels the scenario is now resolved after dropping Sterling from the squad to face Montenegro – a punishment many in the crew really feel is excessive after the City winger apologised.

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