Liverpool wide man Raheem Sterling is reportedly in line to receive a second new contract from the Anfield club in under a year-and-a-half.
Sterling has been one of Brendan Rodgers’ best players this season as he’s racked up seven goals and five assists so far in a potentially Premier League title winning season.
He only signed a new contract with the club last season, taking his pay up to around £30,000 per week and the Merseyside team are thought to want to reward him with another new deal.
His performances this season and his effectiveness when playing counter attacking football have led to the suggestion that he could start for England at the World Cup this summer.
However, he’s turned into a player who offers a lot more than just pace when haring down the other end of the pitch after an opposition attack has broken up.
He’s making the right decisions in the final third of the pitch and shows a composure in front of goal, which was lacking last season which can be seen from the goals he’s scored against Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City last weekend already this season.
It all makes the speculation that he could have left the club on loan last January seem amazing because he’s turned into a player who could make his way into the Premier League team of the season, potentially winning the young player of the year award.
Liverpool could be better off waiting until the summer to offer the new deal, after the World Cup as it could prove to be a distraction at the moment, with the Reds closing in on an historic first league title since the 1989/1990 campaign.
Here’s what Liverpool fans have had to say about the potential new deal on social media site Twitter.
Sterling new contract he only just got 1 if only the real world was like footy work hard for a few months get a pay rise— MAKE US DREAM (@leongillo) April 14, 2014
Honestly though when we gave Sterling that bumper contract last year..he'd become a spoilt kid and a wasted talent— Joe Little (@LiverpoolJoe) April 14, 2014
sterling to get another contract, very big future and crucial to our club going forward— Tom (@TomKennedy__) April 14, 2014
The Raheem sterling contract story has got legs though. He deserves a a new contract.— Andy Williams (@Eggy001) April 15, 2014
Rodgers is confident Sterling will sign a new deal Why would he leave one of the biggest clubs in world football?football soce— Jayaprasad Vilner (@dedanhjd91Cooey) April 12, 2014
Suso, Wisdom, Sturridge, Coutinho, Henderson deserves a new contract. Sterling probably due one before the new year.— TRA LA LA (@Liverpoolified) April 14, 2014
GIVE STERLING A CONTRACT FOR LIFE— Nathan (@nryan_) April 13, 2014
Sterling really needs a new contract to tie him down— JFT96 Now (@vibera99) April 13, 2014