Raheem Sterling is one of Liverpool’s stars, the 20-year-old taking on a vital role in the absence of Luis Suarez (sold to Barcelona) and the injured Daniel Sturridge. Despite the current failure of Mario Balotelli, Sterling continues to work hard for the Reds but now his Anfield future is in doubt.
The Daily Telegraph report the winger is unhappy with Liverpool’s early Champions League group stage exit and is even more unhappy at the £40,000-per-week pay-rise he was offered. Sterling’s current contract at Liverpool is worth £30,000-per-week and in his new deal offered by the club, the wage was set to rise to £70,0000-per-week. Sterling though believes he is worth more than this and has rejected the side’s offer.
Sterling began his contract at London club QPR, he was there for 7 years before joining Liverpool in February 2010. He made his Premier League debut in the 2011/12 campaign and quickly rose to importance the next season. Last year was no doubt his best in professional football as he appeared in 33 of 38 Liverpool Premier League matches, 38 game in all competitions, scoring 10 times.
Sterling has now established himself as very important in England’s national team, earning 13 caps and because of his rapid rise to fame, it seems he is demanding more cash to stay at Anfield. Versatile, hard-working and incredibly talented, it is vital that the Reds hold onto their starlet as Real Madrid are one club of note circling for Sterling’s signature.
Liverpool fans, do you think £70,000-per-week is a fair offer for the winger? Do you think the club can keep hold of Sterling even in the face of a Real Madrid bid?