New Delhi: It has been a tough couple of days for Liverpool fans across the world with the news of Steven Gerrard's planned retirement. In what appears to be end of an era, the Liverpool captain will bow out after the end of season to move to the MLS in America.
However, for a club that has slipped in the league this season after Luis Suarez's departure to Barcelona, some good news seems to be finally around the corner.
The club are set to reach an agreement with star player Raheem Sterling after weeks of speculation surrounding his exit. Liverpool will offer a new £25 million deal to the England international by the end of the month to keep him at Anfield.
Sterling will be offer a salary of £100,000-a-week in a bumper five-year contract that will keep him at the club until 2020.
With two years remaining on the 20-year-old's contract, the management at the club were running out of time to keep keep Sterling and his agent satisfied with the wage packet.
After Gerrard's exit, manager Brendan Rodgers would need the young Sterling to herald in a new era at the club. The winger has emerged as of the best English players in the last couple of seasons.
He was also a prominent member of Roy Hodgson's side at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and impressed one and all with this performances.
There have been reports of interest in the midfielder from some of the biggest clubs in Europe like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City.
Sterling joined the Reds as a 15-year-old in 2010 from QPR.