Winger deal a no brainer - boss
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Brendan Rodgers claims sorting out a new deal for Raheem Sterling will be a formality and has warned off any interested parties.
The England international has been a shining light for the Reds this season in an otherwise disappointing start but he is out of contract in 18 months time, which has led to reports suggesting he may be spirited away by one of the mega rich clubs in the division.
Rodgers claims there is no possible chance of that happening and claims interested parties would be wasting their time even enquiring.
"They would be wasting his time," was Brendan Rodgers' response to Sterling's potential suitors. "Raheem is in a really good place here. He has been given an opportunity here this season.
"He will tie himself down to a new contract because he wants to be here and he can be a great here.
"We are trying to move the club forward over the next couple of years and there will be a little bit of pain along the way, but there are not too many teams in the Premier League who are starting with three teenagers and he is one of our outstanding stars.
"Why would you leave one of the biggest clubs in world football? It's a no-brainer," he told the Telegraph.