Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is confident of holding onto arguably his brightest star for the future Raheem Sterling.
Rumours have been circulating this week of a possible move to Real Madrid for the young midfielder but Rodgers’ comments to the Liverpool Echo would indicate Sterling will likely stay put at Anfield.
“With Raheem we’re relaxed where we’re at with him.
“The club are dealing with that and I’m sure we’ll get the solution.
“He is very happy here – that’s the key thing. In time I’m sure that will be sorted.”
The sooner the 19-year-old gets signed up and is rewarded for the performances he has put in in the last year the better for everyone involved in the club. At Sterling’s current age it is best for him to have as little distraction off the pitch as possible and a contract improving his £30,000 a week wages should keep his focus firmly on football.
Sterling has began this season in the same vein of form he had last term. His confidence is growing exponentially with every game and one of the only parts of his game that came under criticism last term – his finishing has been outstanding this season. Popping up with three goals already in the Premier League.
Should Sterling continue in this manner it doesn’t matter how many contracts the club gives the young midfielder because there will always be clubs calling, but keeping Sterling at Anfield for the time being is for his, and utlimately Liverpool F.C.’s benefit.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena.