Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has been notably unsettled for weeks now and is trying to force a move away from the club. The 20-year-old apparently asked Liverpool for £150,000 a week as part of his new contract, but the club rejected. They did however offer the England international £100,000 a week as part of the new contract; but Sterling rejected.
Sterling is set to meet with senior Liverpool members including manager Brendan Rodgers and the club’s owners later this week and is expected to tell them he wants to leave. Rodgers has been quoted as saying he would not let Sterling go as he still has two years on his contract.
The winger has been linked with a move to Manchester City but it is highly unlikely considering the world class talent they already have and they will no doubt be bringing more new faces in during the summer. While not currently being one of the world’s best, Sterling is an exciting prospect and looks to have a bright future.
When speaking on Monday Night Football, former teammate and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher said: “Raheem has a very bright future, but I believe he can only build that future at Liverpool, I think it would be a disastrous move away.”
Carragher, who is now retired at 37-years-old, believes that Sterling will not have the support or playing time he needs at any other club.
There has also been speculation that Sterling is in talks with FC Bayern representatives; again it is highly unlikely that he would get any playing time at Bayern, though.
The Liverpool manager is insistent that Raheem Sterling is not going to leave the club at the end of the season, saying: “Raheem won’t be going anywhere this summer, even if there’s not a deal agreed. We’ve made that clear from the beginning.”
It will be interesting to see whether or not Raheem Sterling will be pulling on a Liverpool shirt next season or if he’ll be walking out of another team’s tunnel.