BBC Sport - Mario Balotelli: Liverpool boss Rodgers says striker will stay

Balotelli not leaving in January - Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers defends out-of-form striker Mario Balotelli and insists the Italian is going nowhere in the January transfer window.

Former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini recently claimed Balotelli has struggled since leaving the Manchester club in January 2013.

Rodgers confirms Raheem Sterling, who missed the 1-0 victory over Sunderland while on holiday in Jamaica, is available for Saturday's game against Aston Villa.

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