Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has advised Raheem Sterling to commit his future by signing a new contract at Liverpool.
The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers has already confirmed the 20-year-old will not extend his contract until the end of the season. The player himself revealed that he has turned down the club's £100,000-a-week offer made by the Anfield outfit.
Sterling's contract situation has seen him being linked with a move to Arsenal. The England international admitted that he is "flattered" with recent reports suggesting the north London club are interested in his services.
He has over two years left on his contract and the former United midfielder has suggested that continuing at the Merseyside club will help Sterling develop as a player.
"When it comes to his future, my view is that Raheem Sterling should stay at Liverpool. They have elevated him from the junior sides and he has a manager who has built a team around him. He plays every week. What more do you need at that age?" Scholes told the Independent.
"Sterling is a good player. He can beat a man and on his day he looks impressive. But he doesn't score enough goals, not yet anyway."
"You have to be careful when you time a move to one of the biggest clubs. Occasionally, these young players do not realise what a good thing they are on to when they know that they will be playing every week," he added.
Meanwhile, Scholes has heaped praise on Ross Barkley for his impressive display for England against Italy during the international friendly fixture. He believes number 10 is the best-suited position for the Everton midfield and urged the 21-year-old to take his chances.
"Against Italy as a second-half substitute on Tuesday night he [Barkley] showed exactly the kind of form that is required to make his own the position in the team that I think he is best-suited to: the No 10, either at the top of a diamond or behind a lone striker," the Old Trafford legend explained.
"In Barkley they have a player who may one day be capable of raising the national team to the next level. But in order to do that he needs to start taking his chances as he did on Tuesday [against Italy]. It's the hard part of making it as a top footballer, but there really is no alternative."