Raheem Sterling
Liverpool star Raheem Sterling is set to inform Brendan Rodgers of his desire to leave the Anfield club in the summerGetty Images

Liverpool midfielder Raheem Sterling is reportedly set to inform manager Brendan Rodgers that he wants to leave the club at the end of the season.

According to the BBC, the former Queens Park Rangers youth team player will meet the Anfield club's chief executive Ian Ayre and the manager to inform them of his decision to leave the club at the end of this season.

Sterling has been linked with a move away from the club since the start of the year and it intensified after he revealed that he had rejected a £100,000-a-week offer from the club. The attacking midfielder insisted that his actions are not related to money, but for his desire to win trophies.

Rodgers has made it clear that the club will not sell their prized asset, who still has two years remaining on his current deal. The manager has until now backed the youngster to shine at Anfield and believes that the Merseyside club is the best place for him to continue his development.

Manchester City are said to be leading the charge if the Reds decide to sell Sterling, but Premier League rivals Arsenal along with various top European clubs are monitoring the situation with keen interest.

The 20-year-old attacker has been urged by club legend Steven Gerrard to remain at Anfield, suggesting that the Northern Irishman is the best coach to nurture his talents.

Meanwhile, there have been strong reactions from some of Liverpool's former players with club legend Jamie Carragher blasting the youngster for wanting to leave. He believes that he is still not in the big leagues as he has not performed at the highest level for Liverpool yet.

"Raheem Sterling will obviously move on at some stage, he doesn't want to be at the club and this looks like a tactic to force the club's hand," Carragher said, as quoted by the BBC.

"Liverpool had a chance to win a trophy this season in the FA Cup semi-final against Aston Villa - where was Sterling? Trophies don't get handed out, you've got to earn them. You've got to deliver in big games and he hasn't done that yet," the former Reds defender added.