Raheem Sterling has finally signed his new ‘long term contract’ at Liverpool.

There has been much speculation surrounding the 18-year-old’s future in recent weeks after rumours of problems regarding his wages surfaced.

However, Reds supporters will be delighted that the youngster has finally put pen to paper and is now contracted at Anfield for many years to come.

Sterling arrived on Merseyside in 2010 from Queens Park Rangers’ academy and rose to fame this season with some superb individual performances. The pacey winger also made his international debut for England against Sweden in November and signing the new deal will cap a superb six months.

Fellow Liverpool starlets Suso, Jonjo Shelvey and Andre Wisdom will now be looking for their own new deals at Anfield as boss Brendan Rodgers puts his faith in the younger generation.

Sterling has spoken of how grateful he is for being rewarded with the new deal, but he understands that this is only the beginning for him.

“It’s every 18-year-old’s dream,” Sterling told the clubs official website.

“I’m just really grateful to be at such a big club like this.

“There’s a lot more to be done.

“I haven’t begun yet, as the manager has said.

“Hopefully I can kick on after the New Year and try to do my best for the team and the football club.”

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