Rodgers not sweating over Raheem Sterling’s contract situation.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident that wonderkid attacking midfielder Raheem Sterling will pen a new deal at Anfield, report the Mirror, despite recent reports having linked both Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain with having interest in one of the most exciting young players in world football right now.
The Reds are reportedly keen on arranging an extension to Sterling’s £50,000 per week deal at Anfield, despite the fact that it has more than two years left to run, with a deal around the £100,000 mark seemingly set to be put on the table by Liverpool chiefs, who will be desperate to ensure that Sterling’s long term future lies with the club.
Rodgers, for his part, is not concerned by the ongoing saga and was confident when asked whether he believed that Sterling wanted to stay at the club:
“Yes. Absolutely adamant.”
“I don’t think there is anything other than that. His agent is a good agent and he understands this is the perfect place for him.”
The urgency of the situation has been heightened by the performances of Sterling during the opening weeks of the season, with the 19 year-old being one of few Reds who can feel that they have met expectations during a slow start to the season from Rodgers’ side.
He will now join up for the England side for their European Championship qualifiers against San Marino and Estonia, but Liverpool will hope for more movement on the contract situation when he returns to domestic duty.