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"Like a rag doll": Liverpool fans react to Gomez and Sterling bust up

This weekend saw Liverpool trounce Manchester City 3-1 at Anfield. The Reds went nine points clear of the current Premier League champions and eight points clear of Leicester City and Chelsea in second and third place respectively. One of the key incidents in the game saw a bust up between Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling.

Twitter has reacted to the latest Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling bust up. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Getty Images)

The Liverpool defender was squared up to by the former Reds winger. The centre back proceeded to pick Sterling up with both hands and plant him a few yards away, causing more of a stir.

In truth, the flashpoint was a mismatch to say the least. Jürgen Klopp apparently told his 22-year-old defender he was ‘too muscular’ and needed to slim down, whilst the City winger cuts a diminutive figure.

The pair reported for international duty this week and following a further confrontation between Joe Gomez and Raheem Sterling, the latter has been sent home.

Liverpool fans and the rest of the sport’s Twittersphere have reacted to the incident.

This Red joked that the former Liverpool winger mustn’t have take kindly to being manhandled by Gomez.

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Whilst another Kopite believes that the defender has had a profound effect on his compatriot.

Others joked that Sterling didn’t have any backup from his City teammates.

One Twitter user applauded the Liverpool defender for not rising to the bait.

This Kopite needled that their sizes are a total mismatch.

The AnfieldRd fan account made light of the potential scenes with so many Liverpool players around.

They weren’t the only account to speculate as to what the scrap may have looked like.

This Bayern fan found it hilarious that Sterling was still so angry about the weekend.

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