Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling is set for new £100k-a-week contract at Merseyside after the World Cup gets over in Brazil. The 19 year old’s meteoric rise this season will see the teenager get 1,700 per cent pay hike just 18 months after signing a deal with the Merseyside giants.
The Jamaica-born winger still has three years left on the contract he signed in December 2012 and that took his basic pay up from £2,000 a week to almost £35,000 a week. However Sterling’s sensational season which has seen him score 9 goals and mustering 5 assists in 33 appearances had helped Liverpool finish as runners up in the Premier League table and coming close to snatch the title.
There are expectation from Sterling that he will be handed a starting place in the team to face Italy in Manaus on June 14 and after showing immense tactical flexibility on playing in either wings and also on the top of Brendan Riodgers’ flexible 4-4-2 diamond.
Chris Bascome of the Telegraph had earlier revealed: If he is given the opportunity to play how he can play—he is an offensive player, an attacking player, creative player who works hard—he could be one of the stars of the World Cup for me. If he is given that opportunity in whatever position, whether at the point of a diamond or on the sides. As a 19-year-old boy let’s not forget he has been one of the top players in the Premier League, one of the most competitive leagues in the world, and if he continues to have that confidence to play with no fear he could be a really stand out player if he is asked to play that way