Liverpool transfers: Brendan Rodgers confident Bayern target will stay
Brendan Rodgers is relaxed about the future of Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling
Brendan Rodgers is relaxed about the future of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid target Raheem Stering.
The England international is yet to agree a new deal with the Merseyside outfit amid reports that the forward rejected a £70,000-a-week contract.
The club, I am sure, will work very hard (on his contract) and Raheem is happy here, he loves being a Liverpool player
The 20-year-old has been linked with Champions League holders Real Madrid and Bundesliga champions Bayern in recent weeks after talks with the Reds broke down.
However, Liverpool manager Rodgers is confident that Sterling will stay put at the 18-time English champions despite the transfer speculation.
“Hopefully it is not going to be the case. We are trying to build something here,” said Rodgers.
“We were on a path for a couple of years and we have had to come off that path since the summer having lost some players and have had to regroup.
“He is a real talisman for this team. He has been a great example of the progress that a lot of the players have made here.
“He has gone from a youth team player to one of the top young players in European football.
“The club, I am sure, will work very hard (on his contract) and Raheem is happy here, he loves being a Liverpool player.
“I am sure between them and the representatives we can get a deal done which will see him go on to continue to develop what is an exciting career.
“I will never be surprised teams will be linked with Raheem as he is such a big talent at 20, a wonderful young player, but I am quite relaxed about it.”