England v Montenegro: Raheem Sterling to miss Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley

Raheem Sterling: Emotions got the better of me in Joe Gomez incident

Raheem Sterling: Emotions got the better of me in Joe Gomez incident

England winger Raheem Sterling has been dropped from the squad to face Montenegro in their Euro 2020 qualifier at Wembley after a "disturbance" at the national team's training camp on Monday. Unfortunately the emotions of yesterday's game [between Liverpool and Manchester City] were still raw.

England enjoy Montenegro at Wembley on Thursday right before going through Kosovo absent on Sunday, recognizing just a point from the two video games will be more than enough to see them qualify for Euro 2020.

Southgate has called up four Liverpool players for England's latest round of qualifiers - Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain - while Sterling and John Stones have been included from Man City.

"We have made the decision not to consider Raheem for the match against Montenegro on Thursday", England manager Gareth Southgate said.

"My emotion is that the correct matter for the group is the action we have taken".

In a post on Instagram, Sterling said it was time to move on, but admitted he had let his emotions get the better of him.

".This is why we play this sport because of our love for it - me and @joegomez5 are good we both understand it was a 5-10 second thing.it's done, we move forward and not make this bigger than it is".

As a result, Gomez has not, been punished, but Sterling will sit out the game on Thursday, despite apologising for the incident.

England are on the verge of qualifying for next year's tournament and face Kosovo in Pristina on Sunday after their clash with Montenegro.

Leicester City's James Maddison has been handed a call-up by Southgate so he'll be hoping to feature on Thursday to earn his first senior cap for his country after being forced to pull out of the squad last month.