England winger Raheem Sterling to miss Montenegro clash after Joe Gomez row
Raheem Sterling will not be considered for England's Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro after emotions ran high in the wake of Manchester City's loss to Liverpool.
Gareth Southgate's squad convened at St George's Park on Monday following the latest round of Premier League fixtures, which culminated in Sunday's highly-anticipated clash of the table toppers.
Liverpool emerged as 3-1 victors against City at Anfield, where Sterling was involved in a clash with Joe Gomez towards the end of the match.
The PA news agency understands the pair were again involved in an exchange after meeting up for England duty on Monday, leading the Football Association to release a statement later that day.
A statement read: "The FA can confirm Raheem Sterling will not be considered for Thursday's EURO 2020 qualifier against Montenegro as a result of a disturbance in a private team area at St. George's Park today. He will remain with the squad."
It is a remarkable situation and is sure to dominate the build-up to Thursday's Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro, which not only offers the chance to seal progress but is England's 1,000th international fixture.