The Sunday Mirror says Liverpool are ready to meet Sterling's £100,000-a-week wage demands.
Brendan Rodgers had insisted that the England winger would have to be patient about tripling his current £35,000-a-week contract. The Kop boss had issued a warning about giving young players too much, too soon.
But there is now an acceptance inside Anfield that they must hand Sterling a deal to reflect his exploding value in the transfer market and importance to the club.
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