Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that the contract situation developing around Raheem Sterling is not a big problem for the Anfield club, despite the increasing press presence of the story, as reported by the Daily Star.
The manager has gone as far as to say that he is confident that the 19 year old will stay on Merseyside in the future.
Sterling has emerged as one of the top young talents in European football today after a staggering period of form since the turn of last year.
However, reports last week suggested that there were increasing issues on Sterling’s behalf over a lack of a new deal to reward him for his exceptional displays.
Rodgers has remained confident about the situation, however, and even suggested that he would not be doing Sterling any favours by handing him a significantly increased pay packet in the near future.
He has also said today that he believes that the situation will be resolved.
Rodgers said: “It’s not a big issue for us.
“Ian Ayre has spoken with his representatives and he is quite relaxed.
“There are no secondary thoughts about anything else other than continuing to play for Liverpool and to continue with his development.
“He still has a lot of growth and for that the best place for him to be is here. His representatives respect that and the club respects that.
“So that will get sorted out in time. His agent is a good agent and he understands this is the perfect place for him.”