Liverpool boss confirms striker talks ongoing

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed that the club are in talks with Daniel Sturridge regarding a new contract for the striker.

Reports this morning claimed that the 25-year-old forward is close to committing to a new deal to keep him at Anfield until 2019 on wages in the region of £100,000 – £150,000-per-week.

Sturridge still has four years to run on the deal he signed when he arrived from, Chelsea 18 months ago, but the Reds are keen to reward him with better terms due to the impact he has made and his importance to the first-team since the exit of Luis Suarez.

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The former Manchester City youth star has notched a staggering 36 goals for Liverpool already, and Rodgers says that talks regarding a new contract are rumbling away:

“There are talks ongoing with his representatives but there is no more news other than that.” he told Sky Sports.

Sturridge was today left out of the England squad for the upcoming EURO 2016 qualification clashes with Estonia and San Marino due to a thigh strain.

However when questioned on the player’s availability for the West Brom match on Saturday, Rodgers said:

“We will have to wait and see.”

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