Raheem Sterling jumps to Joe Gomez’s defence after England fans boo the LFC defender

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Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has acted quickly to defend Joe Gomez after the Liverpool defender was booed by England fans on Thursday night.

Mason Mount was brought off with around ten minutes to go, and was replaced by the centre half, similarly to how he was brought on against City last weekend, to further solidify the back line.

As Gomez entered the field, there was a murmuring of boos coming from the England supporters, and obviously Liverpool supporters and true neutrals were disgusted.

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It wasn’t long before Sterling took to Twitter to defend his team-mate, to be fair to him, and throw blame on himself for the situation that the two found themselves entangled in.


Speaking purely from a personal perspective, and explicitly not from the standpoint of Empire of the Kop, I am not an England fan, even though I have lived in the country for my entire life.

It’s tough to hear of one of Liverpool’s players getting grief for no reason, but it’s not really a big surprise.

For as long as I’ve known, some (probably most) Scousers are hesitant to associate themselves with England, and it’s stuff like this that really doesn’t help.

As the mantra goes, Scouse not English. If your first instinct when you see that is to laugh, you may want to do a little research into why some of us feel this way – spoiler warning: it’s not about football.

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