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Lipreader Analyses What Raheem Sterling Said To Joe Gomez During Bust-Up

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.

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Sterling and Gomez came to blows in the latter stages of Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Manchester City at Anfield.

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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:

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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.

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Image: PA

"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.

Topics: Manchester City, Liverpool, Football News, Football, Sterling, Premier League, England

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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