Lipreader Analyses What Raheem Sterling Said To Joe Gomez During Bust-Up
Raheem Sterling warned Joe Gomez "don't f**k with me" during their furious bust-up in Sunday's Premier League clash.
Sterling and Gomez came to blows in the latter stages of Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Manchester City at Anfield.
And according to professional lipreader Tina Lannin of 121 Captions, the City star told Gomez: "Don't f**k with me" to which the Liverpool defender replied by saying: "Come on!"
Transcript of exchange:
Sterling: "Don't f**k with me, Joe. Don't f**k with me."
Gomez: "Come on!"
They clashed again during England duty which prompted Gareth Southgate to drop Sterling from England's Euro 2020 qualifier versus Montenegro on Thursday.
Speaking at his pre-match press conference, the England boss compared his squad to a "family".
"I love all of my players. We are like a family. The important thing is for a family to communicate and work through problems," he said.
"I don't expect as a manager to not have to deal with issues.
"Raheem in his [social media] post last night explained for a very brief moment his emotions ran over. It would be correct to say that's not the same for Joe.
"In the end I have to find the right solution for the group.
"That's a difficult line, you try to be fair when dealing with all players. I won't always get that right but I am the manager.
"Raheem is very important for us but I felt it was the right thing."
Sterling has since released a statement on social media, telling fans he has "moved on" from the incident.