Liverpool attacker has been in ongoing contract talks for some months.
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has moved to declare that Raheem Sterling has been offered an ‘incredible’ contract according to reports on Goal.com.
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The Anfield manager has also been at pains to state that the young attacker, who has recently been converted from a winger into a central striking weapon, is very happy at Liverpool.
Sterling’s current deal runs until 2017 though the 20 year old has been in ongoing talks about a new contract for some months, a seemingly very lucrative offer being on the table according to Rodgers.
“It’s an incredible deal for a young player. I’ve spoken to Raheem a number of times, he’s very, very happy,”
“He’s been granted an opportunity to play here, and will get rewarded – but we’re not a club to give way, way above what a player is worth at the certain time of their career.
“I’m not talking about Raheem, but in general. We want to reward our best talents, a big part of the future.
“If they get too much, too young, it can really sabotage their development. That’s why we communicate a lot with players and advisers.
“In Raheem’s case he’s been outstanding but we must not forget he was a 17 year old boy given an opportunity – in the two and a half years, he’s been outstanding, but he still has a long way to go.
“This is the place for him to develop, and he knows that as well.” Rodgers concluded.
Liverpool have been on a good run of form of late, going eight matches unbeaten in Premier League action, but still sit in seventh place in the table some five points off a crucial top four finish.