Liverpool teenager Raheem Sterling is set to be rewarded for his exceptional performances this season with a lucrative new contract. The 19-year-old has been a key influence for Liverpool this term, with the club nearing a first league title victory since 1990.
Sterling is under contract with Liverpool until 2017 but, according to The Mirror, will earn an increase in his current £30,000-per-week salary, with the club prepared to break with the strict policy they adopt with deals for young players.
The winger has made 20 starts for Liverpool in the Premier League this term and has scored seven times, while also providing three assists. It is form that has placed Sterling in the reckoning for a place in Roy Hodgson’s England squad for the World Cup this summer.
Sterling’s most recent strike for Liverpool came in the potentially decisive victory against Manchester City at Anfield, with the youngster cooly netting the opener after wrong-footing England colleague Joe Hart.
Victory for Liverpool moved them seven points clear of Manchester City at the summit of the table meaning, if Brendan Rodgers’ side maintain a 100 percent record, the Citizens will be unable to topple them, even if they do win their two games in hand.