Anfield side wants bumper pay salary.
Raheem Sterling is poised to reject Liverpool’s initial offer of a new contract after talks opened last week.
Sterling, who has burst into the first team at Anfield this season, has 18 months to run on a deal worth £2,000 a week plus appearance bonuses and has clubs keen on luring him away from Merseyside.
He is 18 next month and although money was not discussed at the meeting, Liverpool have been preparing terms in the region of £20,000 a week.
Sterling’s camp, however, have made it clear they would reject such an offer and consider their options.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
This news may well come as something of a blow to the Anfield side who will be reticent to offer Liverpool young Raheem Sterling a £50k a week contract, despite the meteoric rise of the teenage attacker.
Such an offer would no doubt leave a number of first teamers and squad players older than Sterling, asking for a pay-rise in line with the deal the winger is asking for and this could open a can of worms that Liverpool would struggle to put a lid on.
Whilst there is no denying the impact Sterling has made since breaking into the first team picture this season Liverpool will not be happy about a pay salary demand that would see his earnings take a 25 fold increase.
Luckily for the Merseyside club they have time on their side to a degree as Sterling has 18 months to run on his current deal.
Sterling has started nine of the club’s ten Premier League matches this term.
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