It has not been the start to the season most Liverpool fans had envisaged.
After such a superb 2013/14 campaign which saw them miss out on the Premier League title by just two points, expectations were high this time around.
But the sale of Luis Suarez and the introduction of a host of new players has seen the Reds make a stuttering start which has left them sat in ninth place in the Premier League.
Whilst many have struggled to recapture the form of last season, one shining light has been the consistent performances of Raheem Sterling.
The England international has three goals and two assists to his name already this season and has become a crucial player for both club and country.
Worrying reports have surfaced in the past couple of weeks with Sterling yet to agree a new contract at Anfield.
Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid are believed to be monitoring the situation closely with Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher hitting out at the players’ agent for leaking stories to the press.
Brendan Rodgers and the club have made no secret of their desire to tie the Jamaican-born forward to a long-term deal and here we have identified five reasons why it would be the best option for all involved.