Raheem Sterling should stay at Liverpool, insists Steven Gerrard

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The future of Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling is uncertain, with his agent publicly saying that he will not sign an extension on his current contract that expires in 2017.

Sterling has come under a lot of scrutiny from Liverpool fans as a result, with many hoping that the contract rebel leaves this summer. This was shown in the recent England friendly against the Republic of Ireland, when a portion of England fans booed Sterling –  most likely being Liverpool supporters.

Up and down

The England international’s season was going very well until the end of February, when the whole contract talks debacle started. Since then Sterling has only grabbing a single goal and one assist in his last 14 games for the Reds.

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Despite that former teammate and captain Steven Gerrard, who is taking his leave for LA Galaxy, has come out and said - as relayed by ESPN: "I wish I knew what Raheem was going to do.

“The only two people who know that decision are Raheem himself and his agent. For the player's sake and all his fans out there, he needs to make a decision.”

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Agent backlash

The 20-year-old’s agent, Aidy White, has come in for criticism since the contract talks started earlier this year with many people believing he is controlling Sterling and influencing his decision-making.

Only time will tell what Sterling's next move is. Some are wondering whether he will still be a Liverpool player come the start of the 2015/16 season, even though Gerrard clearly thinks he should be.

Liverpool fans, would you be content to keep Sterling past this summer given the trouble surrounding him? Let us know in the comments box below.

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