Raheem Sterling: Liverpool fans slam Man City star for blaming Gomez

Raheem Sterling: Liverpool fans slam Man City star for blaming Gomez

- Raheem Sterling has come under attack from Liverpool fans on social media

- The Man City star blamed Joe Gomez for committing a penalty against Iceland

- England ran away with a 1-0 win in their first Nations League match

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Raheem Sterling has come under attack for blaming Liverpool defender Joe Gomez when he conceded a penalty against Iceland during their Nations League clash.

Both players have been involved in a row while on duty for England and almost and even came to blows before a Euro 2020 qualifier back in 2019.

The Nations League game against Iceland produced two red cards and two penalties which saw the Three Lions run away with an injury-time penalty scored by Sterling.

Raheem Sterling: Liverpool fans slam Man City star for blaming Gomez
Raheem Sterling: Liverpool fans slam Man City star for blaming Gomez. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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Gomez also gave away a late penalty to Iceland, but Birkir Bjarnason squandered the opportunity to put his side level.

In a post-match interview, Sterling labeled Gomez's mistake as sloppy defending: "We didn't expect the red card," he told Sky Sports.

"But it happened and we kept on playing football. We kept trying to create chances and kept contact then we got the penalty in the end.

"We shouldn't have conceded that sloppy penalty in the end. But we got lucky in the end.

One Liverpool fan responded and said: "He dislikes Joe Gomez still and was disrespectful towards him after the game."

A second added: "[Jurgen] Klopp actually needs to stop sending Liverpool players to that camp. Horrible place to be in."

A third concluded: "If he's going to talk about Gomez, he should talk about [Kyle] Walker as well".

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Man United have reportedly identified City winger Raheem Sterling as priority signing once the summer transfer window opens.

Sterling has been in outstanding shape yet again this season, finding the back of the net 11 goals in 24 matches.

However, he is facing uncertainty at Etihad Stadium following City's ban from the Champions League by UEFA.

Legit.ng also reported that Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has urged his fellow footballers to speak up against any form of racism in football, and sports in general.

The 24-year-old has received loads of commendations for publicly fighting against racial abuse and all relative vices in sports.

He was also one of the very first of football stars who raised their voice against the ill-treatment meted at Juventus teenage sensation, Moise Kaen during their 2-1 win over Cagliary.

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