Liverpool set to hand key star lucrative new deal

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Liverpool are set to reward Raheem Sterling’s brilliant performances this year with a lucrative new contract, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.

The youngster has shown exemplary maturity in developing his game this campaign, and the club are said to be so impressed with his dedication to the cause that they are willing to offer him a bumper deal which will tie him to Anfield for the foreseeable future. Sterling has been a pivotal figure in what has been a successful season so far for Liverpool, and his latest contribution - an opening goal during the Reds’ 3-2 victory over Manchester City at the weekend - has put his side on course for a historic title victory.

The 19-year-old’s current contract is worth £30,000-a-week and will run, if left untouched, until 2017. It binds him to the club whilst falling in line with the club’s strict policy on deals for young players, but the powers that be now want to give him a reward for his efforts.

The new proposal could top off a very good year for Sterling, if indeed he does end up putting pen to paper. With each passing week it’s looking more and more like he will be involved in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup in Brazil this summer, and domestically he’s potentially only four games away from clinching the Premier League trophy.

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