Ryan Babel tweets on Raheem Sterling’s contract situation at Liverpool

Raheem Sterling is reportedly willing to turn down an offer of £180,000-a-week from Liverpool.

Former Liverpool attacker Ryan Babel has taken to social networking site Twitter to have his say on the current situation of Raheem Sterling.

Sterling is one of the best players in the Liverpool squad, but his future has come under speculation in recent weeks.

The 20-year-old winger’s current contract with the Premier League outfit runs out in June 2017, and the Reds are keen on tying him down to a longer deal.

However, the England international is reportedly not happy with the terms he is being offered, with The Daily Mail claiming that the youngster is prepared to turn down an offer of £180,000 per week.

According to the report, Sterling is not happy playing at wing-back and wants to be deployed further up front as a forward.

Babel, who was on the books of Liverpool from 2007 to 2011, has now had his say on the situation, joking that he would be prepared to play for Brendan Rodgers’s side for a quarter of what Sterling is reportedly being offered.

Sterling has scored six goals and created 62 chances in 28 Premier League appearances so far this season, while having a pass accuracy of 80% and a shot accuracy of 56%.

Liverpool are currently fifth in the league table with 54 points from 30 matches, five points behind fourth-placed Manchester United.

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