Liverpool media round-up: Henderson urges Sterling to follow his lead with contract

Raheem Sterling

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Friday morning.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has urged Raheem Sterling to follow his lead by signing a new contract at the club, the Liverpool Echo reports.

Henderson's contract was done with relatively little fuss, but talks over Sterling's new deal have been put on hold until the summer.

The Reds' vice-captain, who is tipped to take over the armband from next season, said: “He has just got to do whatever he thinks is best but, if I was giving him advice, of course I would say: ‘This is Liverpool’. I think this is the best place for him’.

“But at the end of the day that decision is up to him. He is a fantastic player for us.

“I hope he stays here and develops with us. He will be a big part of what we are looking to do."

Sterling has two years left on his contract and has reportedly rejected a new offer on the advice of his representatives, with money said to be a stumbling block.

The 20-year-old has since given an interview, without the club's permission, to the BBC saying he wanted to be remembered for his football and denied any accusations of being a 'money grabber'.

The Daily Mail has picked up on an interview with BT Sport, where he said he doesn't take any notice of the noise surrounding his future.

"Everyone has their opinion on me at this moment in time but I’m just a kid who loves to play football and to try and improve every day and be the best I can be."

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