Liverpool transfers: Comolli urges Sterling to pen new deal

Liverpool transfers: Former Reds' director of football Damien Comolli urges Raheem Sterling to pen a new deal at Anfield

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Raheem Sterling turned 18 in December Photo: Football.ua, via Wikimedia

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Damien Comolli has urged Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling to pen a new deal with the Merseyside outfit.

The 18-year-old has started the Reds’ last 14 Premier League games, scoring against Wigan Athletic, after making his first-team debut against the Latics in March.

Sterling, who was signed from Queens Park Rangers in 2009, is currently negotiating with Liverpool over a new long-term deal, with the winger’s wage demands reported to be a stumbling block.

And the Reds’ former director of football Comolli believes money should not be an issue with the teenager and advised him to stay at Anfield.

“My advice would be sign the contract and stay at Liverpool,” Comolli told talkSPORT.

“It is a great club. Unless there is something which makes him really uncomfortable he should sign the contract and play for Liverpool Football Club.

“I really don’t think money should be an issue. He is 18 and it is going to be one of many, many contracts he is going to sign and he is going to end up being a very, very wealthy individual.

“The important contract, if you are money-orientated, is the one you sign when you are 31, not 18.”

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