Sage words from the former Premier League manager
Former Premier League manager Harry Redknapp has told Raheem Sterling he has to stop messing about over his next Liverpool contract and sign a new deal at a club he is ‘lucky’ to be at.
Sterling is said to be stalling on signing a new deal with the club with Brendan Rodgers confirming last week that the negotiations had been put on-hold until the end of the season.
Sterling’s current deal expires in 2017 and he is thought to be holding out for improved weekly terms, an impasse that has seen continued speculation over his future with moves away to Chelsea and Real Madrid linked in the press.
However, speaking on talkSPORT, Harry Redknapp says Sterling is lucky to be playing at Liverpool and if he commits to the Reds, he will get improved terms in the coming years anyway – if that truly is his aim.
Upon being asked what he would say to him, Redknapp said: “Sign your contract. You are at a great club, you are playing regularly, you have become an England international, you’re learning the game.
“Have another two or three years of playing as you are now, keep taking your game on and you will get the rewards. The money is there anyway, but you will be up there with the top earners in the world in another two or three years if you keep progressing.
“You are at a fantastic club, one of the best football clubs in the world.
“You are lucky to be playing at a club like Liverpool. Get your nut down, do your job, and the rewards will keep coming.”
He might not always take sense but those do seem some sage words from Redknapp that you can only hope Sterling will heed and that he is getting the right advice from his representatives.
If he commits to the Reds, he could go down as a legend.