Raheem Sterling
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Brendan Rodgers is confident that Liverpool star Raheem Sterling will sign a new deal to extend his Anfield stay.

The winger made his first team debut at a very young age in 2012. The 19-year-old has been one of the standout performers during the last season and his form has seen him make it to the World Cup with the England squad.

Sterling's current deal runs out in 2017 and he has been reportedly attracting interest from Champions League winners Real Madrid and Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain. However, the former Swansea manager remains unconcerned by the recent rumours linking the teenager with a move away from the Merseyside club.

"Yes [I got the impression Sterling wanted to stay]. Absolutely adamant. I don't think there is anything other than that. His agent is a good agent and he understands this is the perfect place for him," Rodgers said, as quoted by the Mirror.

"It's not a big issue for us. Ian Ayre has spoken with his representatives and he is quite relaxed. The club is dealing with the agent so everything is calm."

"The boy is remarkably happy here and there are no secondary thoughts about anything else other than continuing to play for Liverpool."

"Also, to continue with his development because he still has a lot of growth and for that the best place for him to be is here. His representatives respect that and the club respects that. So that will get sorted out in time," he added.

The Mirror reports the Anfield club have already given Sterling one contract, which will see him earn £50,000-a-week at Liverpool. However, the Reds are looking to give an improved deal to fend off interest from top European clubs.

The new contract will see the England international earn £100,000-a-week and with Rodgers' comments, it is very likely that Sterling will sign a new deal and commit his future to the club.

Daniel Sturridge signed a new "long-term deal" at Anfield last week and Sterling signing a new deal will also put the recent speculation surrounding his future to bed.