Jordan Henderson’s role in Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez England row explained | Football | Sport
Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson played a significant role in quashing the beef between Raheem Sterling and Joe Gomez, according to reports.
The England team-mates were involved in a bust-up at St George’s Park on Monday, one day after Sterling’s Manchester City suffered a 3-1 defeat to the Reds at Anfield.
Sterling and Gomez squared up to one another during the Red’s demolition of the defending Premier League champions, with the former appearing to have some choice words for the Kop star.
Despite making up on the pitch after the final whistle, the bad blood continued when the duo reported for international duty, with another altercation taking place in the canteen at St. George’s Park.
The incident was over very quickly and was later diffused by Henderson, who according to the Mirror acted as mediator by calling both Sterling and Gomez.
As a result of the altercation, the FA has decided not to consider Sterling for selection for Thursday’s visit of Montenegro, which marks the Three Lions’ 1000th game.
Sterling addressed the incident in a lengthy Instagram post, in which he admitted he let his emotions get the better of him.
“First and foremost everyone knows what that game means to me!” Sterling wrote. “Everyone knows that I am not that way inclined and more to the point.
“Both Joe and I have had words and figured things out and moved on.
“We are in a sport where emotions run high and I am man enough to admit when emotions got the better of me.
“We move this is why we play this sport because of our love for it.
“Me and @joegomez5 are good we both understand it was a 5-10 second thing it’s done we move forward and not make this bigger than it is.
“Let’s get focus on our game on Thursday.”
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