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Raheem Sterling shuns selfies to hang out in barber shop and play basketball in plush £1.5million pad

By James Orr

Despite his current contract impasse with Liverpool, Raheem Sterling has a reason to stay in Merseyside after all - his £1.5m mansion in Stockport has a barber shop, an indoor swimming pool and even a five-a-side pitch.

The 20-year-old said that because he is asked so often for selfies, having a barber shop in his house was a necessity.

"In the evenings I prefer to stay home," he told the Sunday Times.

"If I go out I'm always asked for selfies, so I've spent money making my house a fun place. I've got an indoor swimming pool, a half-basketball court, a games room and my own barber's area.

"My girlfriend usually cooks dinner and it will be something like barbecue ribs or chicken wings. Friends come round and we download movies or play Fifa.

"The best part of earning so much is spending it on my family. I bought my mum a beautiful house in Jamaica last year, and it was lovely to see her so excited."

Sterling has rejected a new £100k per week contract with the club, and says he will speak over his future again in the summer.

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