Former Queens Park Rangers and Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp has told Raheem Sterling to buck up his ideas, and sign a new contract with Liverpool, as money should not be a priority at this stage of his career.
The 20-year-old has reportedly turned down a deal around £100,000 per-week to extend his stay at Anfield in the hope of being offered a figure closer to £150,000 per-week.
Redknapp, however, isn’t impressed by the youngsters stalling on a new contract, telling talkSPORT: “Sign your contract. You are at a great club, you are playing regularly, you have become an England international, you’re learning the game.
“Have another two or three years of playing as you are now, keep taking your game on and you will get the rewards. The money is there anyway, but you will be up there with the top earners in the world in another two or three years if you keep progressing.
“You are at a fantastic club, one of the best football clubs in the world. You are lucky to be playing at a club like Liverpool. Get your nut down, do your job, and the rewards will keep coming.”