Anfield ace hoping for mega pay-rise.
Liverpool chances of tying down youngster Raheem Sterling to a new contract may well have lessened if reports in the Telegraph are to be believed.
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The 20 year old has been involved in ongoing contract talks for some months now and this source claims that the England man is demanding a hefty pay-rise if Liverpool are to retain his services in the long term.
Sterling is currently on a deal worth £35k a week but now demands as much as £150k a week, an offer that the Merseyside outfit may elect to pass on.
Whilst there’s no denying that Sterling has matured into one of the hottest properties in world football it’s likely Liverpool will not take kindly to such a demand and may instead choose to cash in on the attacker.
Rodgers has converted Sterling from an out and out wide player into a makeshift striker, chiefly due to the poor form shown by summer signings Mario Balotelli and Rickie Lambert, and one imagines that the former QPR youth team product may be even more likely to push for Liverpool exit if the club does not secure a top four finish.
Sterling is Liverpool’s joint top Premier League goal-scorer this term, albeit with just six goals to his name, and one imagines the club could net a tidy sum if they did choose to sell their prized asset.