According to Metro and our punters in the Football Transfer Tavern, our regulars think this is a good thing.
The Reds are determined to keep the rising star out of the clutches of his growing band of suitors, namely European champions Real Madrid.
To do this, the Reds are planning to bump up Sterling from a figure of £30,000-a-week – which he currently earns – to a whopping figure of £120,000-a-week.
After some impressive performances from the England international at the World Cup, it seems that Brendan Rodgers has moved quickly in order to stop Sterling becoming the next Fernando Torres or Luis Suarez.
He claimed: “This kid is only going to get better. He’s way above the level from when he first came in. Tactically, technically, and what has been beautiful to watch with Raheem has been his maturity.
“He’s turning into a beautiful young man, with all the responsibility. He’s still only 19, but in big games he’s performed and he’s a wonderful talent.”
Liverpool fans. Can Raheem Sterling go on to become one of the all-time Liverpool greats or will he always harbour a desire to play for Real Madrid like Gareth Bale? Let us know your thoughts below.