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Brendan Rodgers confident of Raheem Sterling stay

The Liverpool manager is confident the youngster will be signing a new deal at the club soon.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident Raheem Sterling will be staying at Liverpool, according to Sky Sports.

The young winger has been negotiating a new contract with the club for three months, but as yet a new deal has yet to be agreed.

The Guardian had reported earlier in the month that Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre had been holding talks with Sterling’s representatives and a deal was close to being agreed, before talkSport, and their reporter Warren Haughton denied that a contract was anywhere near to being signed.

Now, though, manager Rodgers has said that he believes everything is being dealt with accordingly to tie the youngster to the club for the long-term, and that he sees his future at Anfield.

“I think it’s all in hand with the football club and his representatives,” Rodgers said when asked about a new deal.

“Raheem is very happy here, as I’ve said he’s a young player that is playing at one of the greatest clubs in the world and playing very, very well. He sees his long-term future here.”

What does this mean for Liverpool?

A new contract for Sterling will be of the utmost importance for the Reds, as he has continued his development since his breakout season last year. His importance to the side has been noticeable, as they have struggled this season, with his performance and goal against Chelsea in the first leg of the Capital One Cup semi-final demonstrating his abilities to everyone.

Indeed, Rodgers will see Sterling as the player that he should be building the team and indeed the club’s future around, such is the potential that he is currently displaying for his domestic employers and with England on the international stage.

His manager believes that the player knows he is in the right place, and has praised his willingness to keep learning and developing his game further.

“I spoke with Raheem today and we’re very happy with his progress, and how he’s developing,” added Rodgers.

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