Jamie Carragher has told Sky Sports that he expects Raheem Sterling to remain at Liverpool next season.
According to BBC Sport, the England international winger will tell club officials later this week that he wants to leave in the summer transfer window.
It has been reported that Sterling will hold a meeting with Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers and chief executive Ian Ayre on Friday.
While many would expect the Premier League outfit to sell Sterling in the summer, former Liverpool defender Carragher believes that the 20-year-old will remain at Anfield next season.
“The club had a similar situation with Luis Suarez,” the former England international said on The Monday Night Football show on Sky Sports.
“He wanted to go to Arsenal, and he had two years to go. Brendan Rodgers and the owner were steadfast: he is not going. He made Luis Suarez play for the reserves… I can’t see him (Sterling) sign a new contract. I will be surprised if he does.
“What Brendan Rodgers and the owner did with Suarez shows that the people at the top of the club are very strong and won’t bow to Raheem’s demands. They won’t be bullied. I fully expect Raheem to be there next season, but eventually he will go.
Carragher was referring to Luis Suarez’s demand to leave Liverpool in the summer of 2013, as reported by The Sun.
Premier League rivals Arsenal were interested in signing the Uruguay international forward, but Liverpool made it clear that they were not going to meet his demand.
Suarez eventually left the Merseyside outfit in the summer of 2014 after having his best season in a Liverpool shirt.