Liverpool confident of securing new deal

Raheem Sterling, LiverpoolLiverpool are confident that Raheem Sterling will extend his current contract with the club, according to reports from ESPN.

The 17-year-old has been in fine form this Premier League season, slotting seamlessly into the Reds’ first-team despite his young age.

It was suggested last week that the winger was frustrated by his current wage and had demanded to be put a par with out-of-favour senior stars such as Jordan Henderson and Stewart Downing to stay at Anfield.

The player quickly took to Twitter to rubbish stories that he was demanding a significant pay rise and insisted that his future would be discussed after his 18th birthday.

This speculation has not worried his manager Brendan Rodgers who believes that the starlet will stay with the club:

“I think it will be pretty straightforward. Raheem himself, his representatives and his family, they know he’s at the best club he can ever be at for his development in both the short and long term.

“So that will be resolved. There won’t be an issue there.”

The Northern Irishman also declared how happy he has been with the youngster, who made his senior England debut against Sweden earlier this week:

“I have been surprised, to be honest,

“You just never know with young players. I think the biggest thing you can do with kids is give them a chance, so long as they’re showing on a daily basis that they’re worthy of that opportunity.”

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