And he certainly seems pleased about it…
Brendan Rodgers has shed light on the latest contract discussions between Raheem Sterling and Liverpool after it was reported there were delays in talks.
The Daily Telegraph earlier reported that talks had stalled but only because Sterling’s representatives were in the midst of separating from their employers and there was a dispute over whether commission should be paid to the agents directly or their former agency Impact Sports Management.
Rodgers has now discussed the situation in his latest press conference before their game with West Ham United this weekend and says it should be solved soon.
Rodgers on Sterling contract: “It’s all in hand with his reps.He”s happy and sees his long-term future here.He’s a real sponge for learning
— James Pearce (@JamesPearceEcho) January 29, 2015
Rodgers also revealed whether the Reds would be conducting any last minute transfers as the January window comes to a close this Monday. “If we get a positive result on Saturday that’ll put us in a great position,” he said, reports Daily Mirror. “Every manager will always want more signings… I would want to be able to do one or two things. “But I always said the likelihood was we wouldn’t sign anyone in January and it looks like that is going to be the case.” Meanwhile, Rodgers revealed that Daniel Sturridge is looking sharp ahead of his return to the Liverpool first XI after a series of long term injuries have kept him on the sidelines since August: “He was brilliant this morning: really dynamic, fast and strong in finishing. But we can’t put extra pressure on him,” the Northern Irishman continued. There was even a snap of the striker taken from Liverpool’s training session earlier in the day.