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Liverpool ready to play ‘hard-ball’ over Raheem Sterling transfer

Anfield outfit won’t allow youngster to leave this summer.

Liverpool are prepared to dig in and prevent Raheem Sterling leaving this summer, despite growing speculation over the winger’s Anfield future, with the Daily Mirror claiming that club’s owners are ready to play ‘hard-ball’ over any potential transfer.

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Man City are ready to offer £40m for the 20 year old but Liverpool have no intention of selling this summer and will instead look to appease the England man by telling the attacker that they intend on building a side around him.

City are set to offer Sterling a £150k a week contract whilst the former QPR youth team player has already turned down a new Liverpool contract worth £90k a week.

Sterling was booed during Liverpool’s end of season awards dinner on Tuesday night and his push to force an Anfield exit has, unsurprisingly, made him the focus of much criticism from fans and former players.

However Liverpool are keen to avert a break down in relationship between the club and the player as they look to avoid the loss of a key player.

Brendan Rodgers saw his side struggle this term having seen Luis Suarez leave for Barcelona and with Steven Gerrard set to move to LA Galaxy, it’s clear Liverpool are keen to see a further loss of talent from their squad.

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