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Rodgers expects Liverpool winger Sterling to stay

Rodgers wants Sterling to stay at Liverpool. Credit: PA

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he expects Raheem Sterling to see through the remaining two years of his contract and that the England striker is available for selection against Stoke in a press conference this morning.

Rodgers said:

Raheem has two years left and I expect him to see that two years through and continue to behave as immaculately as he has done. I don't see Raheem unhappy. I am sure talks will take place over the course of the summer.

We want to resolve the situation but it doesn't change my approach to him. There is no problem there. My relationship (with him) hasn't been affected at all. If he is fit, which he is, he will be available for selection.

– Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

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Liverpool cancel meeting with Raheem Sterling

Raheem Sterling's contract saga with Liverpool has taken another new twist after the club cancelled Friday's scheduled meeting with the player and his agent.

Sterling is desperate to leave Liverpool. Credit: PA

Sterling's representative Aidy Ward had requested a sit down with chief executive Ian Ayre and manager Brendan Rodgers to discuss the 20-year-old's future, having turned down a £100,000-a-week deal in January.

However, in light of comments reported in the London Evening Standard, in which Ward apparently claims Sterling "would not sign a new contract for £900,000-a-week", Press Association Sport understands the meeting has now been scrapped.

Ward has subsequently disputed the words attributed to him and is reportedly threatening to take legal action but that has carried no weight with Reds officials, who it is understood do not see the point of discussing an issue which appears to have already been decided in the minds of the player and his representative.

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