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Rodgers tells Sterling he will not be allowed to leave

SoccerBy Kevin Palmer
Rodgers welcomed Sterling into his house for a chat
Rodgers welcomed Sterling into his house for a chat

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has held a meeting with his winger Raheem Sterling and insisted that he will not be allowed to leave the club under an circumstances this summer.

Rodgers entertained Sterling at his home as he laid down the law and made it clear to the England star that he will not be leaving Liverpool, even though he has controversially rejected a deal believed to be worth £100,000-per-week to stay.

With Sterling's current Anfield contract set to run until 2017, Liverpool are under no pressure to sell their prized asset and Rodgers reminded his starlet of that reality.

"We had a couple of good meetings. He came to my house and had a good chat on a personal level as well," stated Rodgers.

“It’s not just about the football side, it’s also about his welfare because he’s still young and he’s been through a lot in the last couple of years. We talked ­generically, and I think he’s in a good place at the moment.”

Rodgers hopes Sterling will now finish the season on a high, as his possible hopes of a lucrative summer move away from Liverpool appear to be forlorn.

“I think he looks a lot more relaxed now than he has done for a while. He looks comfortable in himself again," added Rodgers. 

"We had a good chat and it was about making him comfortable as well. It’s not just football – it’s parenting, helping him and making sure everything is all right outside of his football.

“We’re still pretty relaxed on it the situation with his contract. The club will meet again ­with Raheem’s ­representatives and reinforce our message."