Raheem Sterling
Sterling has been impressive for Liverpool this seasonReuters

Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling is reportedly set to submit a transfer request so he can leave the club this summer.

The 20-year-old, who has managed to establish himself as an important player for Liverpool over the last couple of seasons, recently rejected a new £100,000-a-week deal at Anfield, saying that he would only open contract talks with the club at the end of the season.

However, the BBC report that Sterling does not want to sign a new contract at Anfield, and he will soon be submitting a formal transfer request.

According the report, Sterling told manager Brendan Rodgers on 10 May, before the Reds clash against Chelsea, that he wants to leave the club.

Now the youngster meet with Rodgers and Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre on Friday to discuss his future.

It is believed that Liverpool are reportedly keen to keep the youngster, but should he remain adamant in his resolve to leave the club, he is expected to be available in the region of £35 million to £40 million.

Sterling had earlier said in an interview with the BBC that he was not a "money grabber", insisting that he is more interested in "winning trophies" rather than making more money.

Meanwhile, former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher, who is currently working as a pundit for Sky Sports, expressed his anger at Sterling's actions this season.

"For a 20-year-old kid to be taking on Liverpool Football Club over a contract - to the pit of my stomach that just winds me up, it angers me," Carragher, who made 737 appearances for the Reds, told Sky Sports.

"If it's about trophies, Liverpool had a chance for a trophy this year - in the FA Cup semi-final at Wembley against Aston Villa. Where was Sterling?" he added. "To do what he's done now, there's nothing worse than that. You keep your mouth shut - get on with playing football."

Manchester City are currently the favourites to secure Sterling signature, but former Liverpool winger John Barnes has warned him not to join the Citizens, saying that the youngster has not achieved anything yet and he would only be warming the benches at the Etihad.

"Raheem has great potential, but Liverpool gave him an opportunity and he should stay," Barnes told BBC.

"He has not achieved anything, he has not won anything. Does anyone believe that if he goes to Manchester City he will be the first name on the team sheet or are they just signing him because they need English players?"

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