[interaction id=”54da1bbda73ca62b47d16a55″]Danny Murphy believes that Raheem Sterling must seek the advice of a senior pro like Steven Gerrard before committing his future to the Liverpool.
The 20-year-old attacker has emerged as one of the Reds’ key men over the course of the past 18 months, cementing himself as one of Brendan Rodgers’ most trusted first-team stars.
However, with his deal due to expire at the end of next season, Sterling’s future is a little up in the air.
It’s understood that the England international has already rejected two offers from the Merseyside giants to extend his deal, but reports are now suggesting that a breakthrough is close with £125,000-per-week salary being talked about.
But, Murphy – who wowed the Kop in his playing days – believes that Sterling needs to have a chat with some of the club’s established stars, with Gerrard key, before penning a contract:
“The best thing for young players to do, like I did with my second contract at Liverpool, is to speak to the senior players,” he told talkSPORT. “The best, most impractical advice younger players can get is from the senior players of the club.
“Other players, who have been through it, will give you good advice. They will tell you what they think and be honest with you, they won’t tell you that you’re better or worse than you are.
“I used other players, like Jamie Redknapp and Mark Wright, who gave me advice. More young lads should look to them. Sterling’s got Steven Gerrard who’s been through it, it’s logical to talk to him.”