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Klopp insists Joe Gomez is fine following Sterling spat on international duty

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists Joe Gomez is fine following his spat with England teammate Raheem Sterling on international duty.

The Liverpool defender clashed with Manchester City winger Sterling during the recent contest between the two sides in the Premier League before the international break, leading to an angry confrontation by Sterling at England training once the duo had linked up with the national team.

Sterling actions saw him subsequently dropped by Gareth Southgate for England’s clash with Montenegro at Wembley, a fixture which saw Gomez bizarrely jeered by the home crowd when entering the field as a second half substitute.

Despite the reception received, Klopp says Gomez is fine and insists that the situation is resolved.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of this weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace, Klopp said: “Joe is good, better than good. Everything is fine.

“You can’t make it bigger than it is and discuss if for five weeks, the people involved were fine pretty quickly after it.

“Things like this happen in a football environment, that’s how it is.

“It’s a lot to ask the boys to put pretty much everything into a game against each other and then next day meet each other and have to play together.

“There is nothing to say about it. The FA has dealt with it as they saw right. But the most important thing is that the players are OK.”

Liverpool head to Selhurst Park this weekend looking to maintain their eight point advantage at the top of the Premier League, whilst Roy Hodgson’s 12th-placed side will be looking to bounce back from defeat at Chelsea last time out.

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