Raheem Sterling signs new deal

Raheem Sterling has committed his future to Liverpool by signing a long-term deal with the club.

Last Updated: 21/12/12 at 14:19 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta signs five-year deal with Chelsea

Post comment

Chelsea full-back Cesar Azpilicueta has been handed a new five-year deal by the Premier League leaders.

Transfer News: Celtic get SFA help over John Guidetti loan deal

Post comment

Scottish FA confirms it will apply to FIFA for an exception to help push through John Guidetti's loan move to Celtic.

All Articles

Raheem Sterling: Staying at Liverpool

Raheem Sterling: Staying at Liverpool

England international Raheem Sterling has committed his future to Liverpool by signing a long-term deal with the club.

Sterling, still 18, has broken into the first-team picture to great effect at Anfield this season and has so far made 25 appearances for Brendan Rodgers' men.

He made his England debut against Sweden last month and with his contract on Merseyside running down, talk was rife that he could move to one of a number of potential suitors.

That has been put to bed, though, with Sterling opting to remain with the Reds.

"It's every 18-year-old's dream. I'm just really grateful to be at such a big club like this," he told Liverpool's official website.

"There's a lot more to be done. I haven't begun yet, as the manager has said. Hopefully I can kick on after the New Year and try to do my best for the team and the football club."

Sterling moved to Liverpool from QPR in February 2010 and made his debut as a substitute against Wigan in March.

The arrival of Rodgers proved to be the catalyst for a more consistent run in the team, with his England debut then making him Liverpool's youngest-ever international.

Managing director Ian Ayre said: "This is another positive step forward for the football club in securing the long-term future of one of the country's brightest young talents.

"The negotiations were very positive and both parties acted in a very responsible way to reach an outcome that benefits both Raheem and Liverpool FC.

"Since the summer, Luis Suarez, Daniel Agger, Martin Skrtel, Jonjo Shelvey and Suso have all signed new long-term contracts and it's a clear indication of our intent to keep the players we believe are crucial to bringing success on the pitch.

"It also shows the belief the players have in the vision and leadership of Brendan Rodgers and everyone at this football club."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Sky Bet League 1: Darren Ferguson, Graham Alexander, Steve Cotterill and Paul Cook up for award

Darren Ferguson, Graham Alexander, Steve Cotterill and Paul Cook are the nominees for the Manager of the Month award.

England name team to face Norway and John Stones will start

John Stones has been named in England’s starting line-up for Wednesday night’s friendly against Norway.

Premier League: Louis van Gaal happy with Manchester United challenge

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal insists he has no regrets about taking the job at Old Trafford this summer.

Mail Box

Reasons To Feel Positive At Spurs...

They didn't complete any big deals on deadline day, but that doesn't mean Spurs fans should be down about their hopes this season. Plus, United fans say farewelbz...

Danny Welbeck - Yes, No And Maybe

And understandably busy Mailbox with the instant reactions with those happy and sad on their club's transfer dealings. On Welbeck, Arsenal, United, Spurs and loans...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property