Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren has hailed the 'unbelievable' reaction of his teammate Joe Gomez to a training ground incident with Raheem Sterling.
Sterling reportedly came to blows with Gomez on England duty in the canteen at St. George's Park after the two had clashed during Liverpool's 3-1 victory over Manchester City in the Premier League.
The incident led Gareth Southgate to drop the City winger for the Euro 2020 qualifier against Montenegro at Wembley.
"I think he reacted well, to be honest.
"We are behind him and that's what he needs at the moment."
especially after a difficult week for him to be booed when he came on tonight was wrong.— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) November 14, 2019
I’ve taken full responsibility and accepted the consequence.
I felt as though I had to say this get home safe every one ❤️ #Euro2020
Gomez appeared as a substitute during the Montenegro match, and was greeted to the pitch at Wembley by boos from a selection of the Three Lions faithful.
Sterling immediately took to twitter to condemn the actions of the group of supporters, claiming that the incident was entirely his fault.
When asked about the boos Croatian defender Lovren echoed Sterling's sentiments that the criticism of Gomez was harsh.
"He's an unbelievable man and player but it's aggravated everything about that and he didn't deserve it.
"You're playing for the national team and he's there, giving his best so I don't think he deserved the boos."
Their title aspirations have come undone there before under Brendan Rodgers, but Reds fans will be hoping that Jurgen Klopp's side can keep up or even better their nine point lead over title rivals Manchester City, who take on Chelsea in the Saturday evening game.