FOCUS: Raheem Sterling
SPECULATION THAT Liverpool star Raheem Sterling will play his football elsewhere in the future has been fuelled with news that the Anfield winger, who is currently on £35,000 a week, has decided to put contract talks on hold until the summer.
The England international who has attracted interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, has decided to shelve his contract talks until the end of the Premier League season in May.
Twenty-year-old Jamaica-born Sterling has told the club that he wants to focus on helping the team finish as high as possible in the league and push for the FA Cup.
The Merseyside outfit continue their quest for a Champions berth with a tough fixture against Swansea tonight.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that Sterling is the "best young player in Europe" but insists that despite the club’s “incredible deal” said to be around £100,000 a week, the Reds are no closer to reaching an agreement.
The Merseyside team will be well aware of interest from Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, and will be hoping to bring an end to this ongoing saga as soon as they can.
Sterling remains adamant that he will not decide his future at the club until the end of the season, raising suggestions that he may have spent his last season at Anfield.