The skipper has entered the debate.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is the latest high profile name to try and convince Raheem Sterling to commit his future to the club and sign a new contract.
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Sterling’s current deal at Anfield expires in 2017 and the Reds have been working tirelessly to try and prepare an offer that appeases the 20-year-old and his representatives.
It’s said that an initial offer of £70,000-a-week plus healthy incentives was rejected by the England international and now Gerrard has entered the debate and is trying to convince the youngster to sign.
“I hope he signs a new contract at the club because I think this club is perfect for him, certainly for the next few years,” the 34-year-old was quoted by the Telegraph.
“He’s going to play most weeks, the fans love him here. He can progress here and become a top, top player here so I hope the people around him give him the right advice because he should stay here.”
Sterling really showed his class and potential for the Merseysiders last season as he played a big part in the team that eventually finished second in the Premier League.
Initially breaking through as a winger the Englishman has shown he is equally adept as a striker or as a No.10 at the tip of a diamond midfield.