Date: 6th October 2014 at 1:25pm
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Brendan Rodgers has moved to quash rumours linking Raheem Sterling with a move to Real Madrid, insisting the 19-year-old will be staying with Liverpool, reports Sky Sports.

Reports have linked Sterling with a move to Spain in recent weeks, with the England international reportedly stalling over a new contract with the Reds.

But Rodgers says he is ‘adamant’ a new deal will be signed shortly.

When asked if he got the impression Sterling wanted to stay at Anfield, the boss said: “Yes. Absolutely adamant. I don’t think there is anything other than that.

“His agent is a good agent and he understands this is the perfect place for him.”

Rodgers is confident a deal will be agreed eventually and added: “It’s not a big issue for us. Ian Ayre has spoken with his representatives and he is quite relaxed. The club is dealing with the agent so everything is calm.

“The boy is remarkably happy here and there are no secondary thoughts about anything else other than continuing to play for Liverpool.

“Also, to continue with his development because he still has a lot of growth and for that the best place for him to be is here. His representatives respect that and the club respects that. So that will get sorted out in time.”