Sterling is one of the best players in the Liverpool squad, but his future has come under speculation in recent weeks.
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.
Just read the news about the saga around Sterlings new contract offer got rejected. 0_o— Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) March 30, 2015
I mean we still don't know whats fully true about it so lets not make a judgement yet..— Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) March 30, 2015
But jeez if that's true... I would come back and play for a quarter of that Mr Rodgers lol #jokes— Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) March 30, 2015
No but really, sometimes its also the influences around the player.. wether it could be parents or his agent...— Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) March 30, 2015
You just hope that he have the right guidance for making the right decisions..— Ryan Babel (@Ryanbabel) March 30, 2015
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.