Liverpool Wonderkid Raheem Sterling Taking His Time Over New Contract

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Sterling in no rush to sign new deal at Anfield.

Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling is in no rush to pen an extension to his £30,000 per week deal at Anfield, report the Mail, despite the fact that the Reds are keen to tie the wonderkid down to a longer deal after his explosive start to the season.

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Sterling has been one of few positives for Brendan Rodgers in a start to the season that has left them well off the place in the Premier League and also in trouble in the Champions League following this week’s defeat against FC Basel, with the teenager looking like a constant threat to opposition defences with his pace and trickery.

Real Madrid have been tentatively linked as potential suitors of Sterling, who has firmly established himself as one of the finest youngsters in world football, so tying him down to a new contract will be one of the key objectives for the Liverpool hierarchy this season.

Liverpool are currently trying to balance their offer to Sterling to reflect both the player’s standing in the game, perhaps higher than Luke Shaw who signed a £90k per week deal at Manchester United, and also Rodgers’ belief that young players shouldn’t be paid too much due to the possible impact that it has on their desire to succeed.

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