‘Happy’ Liverpool ace hints at contract renewal

Raheem Sterling is seemingly on the verge of signing a new deal with Liverpool.

Liverpool ace Raheem Sterling has revealed that his entourage are in talks with the Reds over a contract extension.

The 19-year-old winger joined the Anfield outfit in February 2010 as an academy player from fellow Premier League side Queens Park Rangers.

He showed initial promise in the youth teams on Merseyside, but it wasn’t until last season that he finally broke through in the first team and proved why there was so much hype surrounding his initial arrival.

In 24 Premier League starts last season, he scored nine goals and added a further five assists as he became an integral part of Brendan Rodgers’s impressive side.

This season, despite the loss of Luis Suarez and the absence of Daniel Sturridge through injury, Sterling has maintained his high standards, resulting in reported interest from Spanish giants Real Madrid.

The England international winger, however, sees his immediate future with the Anfield club as he reveals to the press that he’s in talks over extending his contract until 2020.

"The club has spoken to my representatives and hopefully something can be done really soon," he is quoted as saying by The Daily Mirror.

"I am happy to be here for as long as possible, like the big names that are on that wall," he added, referring to the past Anfield heroes. "I am just happy to play at this football club for many years to come."

The news will come as a welcome relief to the Reds supporters as the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona plus the current on-field struggles has been undeniably tough in contrast to last season’s success.

This weekend, the Reds travel to Crystal Palace in a match which will bring back painful memories from last season as Rodgers’s side threw away a dramatic 3-0 lead to all but hand Manchester City the title.

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