Raheem Sterling
Raheem Sterling confirms that he is close to signing a new deal with LiverpoolGonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling has dashed Real Madrid's hopes of signing him by revealing that he would like to play for the Anfield club for many years to come.

The former Queens Park Rangers trainee, who was signed by ex-manager Rafael Benitez, has been a revelation since his move from the youth ranks to the first team, and his rapid rise has seen him become a star for club and country.

This rapid acceleration and his enviable skills have caught the eye of the 10 times European Champions and they are monitoring his progress with a view to move in the future.

But Sterling has put poured cold water on all the speculation after he confirmed that he will put pen-to-paper on a new deal which is set to keep him at Liverpool for the foreseeable future.

There were a few reports suggesting that, he was stalling on signing a new contract, but the striker's words will be music to the ears of all the people associated with Liverpool.

"The club has spoken to my representatives and hopefully something can be done really soon," Sterling said, as quoted by the Mirror.

The 19-year-old winger, is hopeful of achieving all his career with the Merseyside club and wants to emulate the likes of Steven Gerrard and become a Liverpool legend in the years to come.

"Hopefully I can achieve the goals I want to achieve here at Liverpool in years to come."

"I am happy to be here for as long as possible, like the big names that are on that wall," he said as he surveyed the who's who of Anfield heroes. "I am just happy to play at this football club for many years to come," Sterling concluded.