Liverpool fans you can stop sweating now. No not because of the end of the Mayan calendar but because young prodigy Raheem Sterling has officially signed a new contract. In what is a five-year-deal at the club Sterling will receive a fair wage of £30k-a-week that reflects his importance to the team but also his relative youth.
The former QPR youth team player has come on leaps and bounds at Liverpool this season under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers and has followed in the footsteps of Andre Wisdom and Suso in agreeing a new deal with his club.
This season he has become a regular in the starting line-up at Anfield and even made his international debut for England against Sweden and now to cap off what has been a sensational year he has earned himself this new deal.
Panic was starting to set in among some fans as Chelsea and Manchester United started to vulture around the young winger; but the Jamaican born starlet always maintained he would wait until he had turned 18 and then sign on the dotted line and he has proved a man of his word.
Liverpool fans were obviously delighted while others maintained his other options may have been better.
Here is a collection of Tweets on the matter in hand…
Excellent News Raheem Sterling five more years.— Steve Ellam (@StevenEllam) December 21, 2012
Well done raheem sterling buzzing about it !!! What a talent !!! #futurestar— Andy brown (@andydelabrown) December 21, 2012
Raheem Sterling has basically just pissed away his career.— †HE POLΔK (@harrysheppard) December 21, 2012
Raheem Sterling has finally signed his contract, YES!!!— Liam Beech † (@beeechyyy) December 21, 2012
Raheem sterling signs new contract at liverpool #welldeserved— Sagar maru (@sagar18maru) December 21, 2012
Raheem Sterling signed a 5 year contact amazing news #LFCFamily— Dean Rowell (@LFCxSkillz) December 21, 2012
The fact that Raheem Sterling, a 17 year old, committing his future to LFC is such big news for the club shows what they are going through!— Jaimin 'Jay' Jethwa (@jayunit17) December 21, 2012
"Raheem Sterling" waste of a career signing a 5yr contract with Liverpool.. Lol.— MOEッ ⓕⓞⓛⓛⓞⓦ═╬► (@MoeKravez) December 21, 2012
Really happy for Raheem sterling singing his new contract, well deserved #player— Ryan McLaughlin (@RyanMcL2) December 21, 2012
Raheem sterling has signed a new contract , 5 year deal :) like if your relieved and happy ! #liam— Luis Henry (@luishenry0) December 21, 2012
Congratulations to Raheem Sterling on his new contract.Glad to have him five years more with us.— suso30fernandez (@suso30fernandez) December 21, 2012
What are your thoughts on Sterling’s new deal?
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