Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that Raheem Sterling has been offered an incredible deal and that his representatives should not hold the club at ransom as an excessive salary could jeopardize the player’s future. Reports from the Guardian state that Liverpool haven’t been able to reach an agreement with Sterling’s agent, Aidy Ward.
It is believed that Ward is on the verge of leaving Impact Sports Management to start his own company but Rodgers had made it cleared that the Reds will not be bowing down to Sterling’s demands. The English International is under contract withe the Anfield side till 2017 but despite contract negotiations from October, is yet to sign a new contract.
Liverpool are desperate to tie down Sterling with anew contract to thwart away Real Madrid who are linked with the 20 year old. Jordan Henderson is also expected to sign a new deal as the vice-captain’s current deal is due to expire in 2016.
Rodgers said, “What the club has offered (Sterling) is an incredible deal for a young player. I have spoken to Raheem a number of times. He is very happy here and you see that in his game. What he has been granted at this football club is an opportunity. We see that with lots of young players they are getting the opportunity to play here and they get rewarded for that.
“But we are certainly not a club that is going to give out way way above what a player is worth at a certain time of his career. It is not a case of giving any player, and I am talking generally here rather than just Raheem, what they want. We want to reward our best talents, they are a big part of our future and we are confident that will all be hand and resolved soon.”