Raheem Sterling
Brendan Rodgers has insisted that Raheem Sterling will not leave the club in the summer even if he fails to sign a new dealGetty Images

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has made it clear that midfielder Raheem Sterling is going nowhere in the summer whether he signs a new contract or not.

The Reds are desperate to tie down the young English midfielder to a new contract, but he has refused all their offers thus far and even revealed earlier in the season, that he had rejected a £100,000-a-week offer from the club.

Arsenal and most recently Manchester City have been linked with a move for Sterling, as the outgoing Premier League champions look to improve their home grown players quota.

The Northern Irishman believes that the striker is in a good place at the moment and believes that he needs guidance from a senior figure not only on the pitch, but off it as well.

"We had a couple of good meetings. He came to my house and had a good chat on a personal level as well," Rodgers said, as quoted by the Mirror.

"It's not just about the football side, it's also about his welfare because he's still young and he's been through a lot in the last couple of years. We talked ­generically, and I think he's in a good place at the moment."

"We've made that clear from the beginning and the owners are very much supportive of that. Raheem won't be going anywhere this summer, even if there's not a deal agreed," the Reds boss insisted.

The former Swansea boss believes he looks more relaxed than he has been for a while and has reiterated that the club will sit down with Sterling's representatives at the end of the season to discuss the offer on the table.

"I think he looks a lot more relaxed now than he has done for a while. He looks comfortable in himself again. We had a good chat and it was about making him comfortable as well. It's not just football – it's parenting, helping him and making sure everything is all right outside of his football."

"We're still pretty relaxed on it. The club will meet again ­with Raheem's ­representatives and reinforce it (the message)," Rodgers concluded.