Sterling is struggling with a foot injury at the moment.
Liverpool legend John Barnes has warned Raheem Sterling that he will put his career in jeopardy should he decide to leave the club.
The England star has been locked in negotiations over a new contract for a few months with TalkSport reporting that the latest contract described by Brendan Rodgers as an “incredible offer” being rejected by Sterling’s camp, his future is very much in limbo.
The figure Sterling is demanding is yet to be determined, or maybe the situation isn’t financially driven and Champions League football is the ultimate goal.
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However, Barnes believe Sterling must stay at Anfield in order to further his career.
“If I was Raheem Sterling I would stay with Liverpool for the next three years,” Barnes said (via Mirror Football).
“I’ve seen it with other young players, a lot to do with their agents, a lot to do with the money they have been offered, that they rush off to.
“Of course Liverpool is a big club, but the temptation must be to go to Real Madrid or Barcelona or wherever, but the danger is that you can be lost to the game, and I can give you so many examples, like Jack Rodwell who went too early to Manchester City and Scott Sinclair who also went to Manchester City.”
The good news for Liverpool fans is that Sterling had long-running negotiations when he signed his a last contract at the age of 17.
With the relaxed mood surrounding all the speculation, it would be no surprise to see the Golden Boy winner sign a new long-term contract.