Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he expects youngster Raheem Sterling to put pen to paper on a new long term deal at Anfield very shortly.
Sterling turned 18 earlier this month and so can now sign permanent terms with the Reds, where he has broken into the first team on a regular basis this season.
“That will be resolved fairly soon, I’m sure,” Rodgers said after today’s 3-1 defeat at home to Aston Villa. “He has got a special ability that whatever is going on it doesn’t affect him.”
Sterling has made many fans since bursting onto the scene this season. He was also awarded his first international appearance for England last month against Sweden.
The former QPR youth team winger became the youngest ever scorer for Liverpool when he opened his account with a goal against Reading earlier in the season.
The Reds will breathe a sigh of relief when he signs his deal, with the likes of Manchester Utd and Arsenal thought to be interested in signing Sterling, who’s current deal at Anfield expires in 2014.