BBC Sport - Sunderland 0-1 Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers on Raheem Sterling break

Rodgers explains Sterling holiday

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his side will benefit from Raheem Sterling's holiday in Jamaica after his side beat 10-man Sunderland 1-0.

Lazar Markovic scored a first-half winner for a Reds team missing Sterling who has been given a mid-season break.

Liverpool are now unbeaten in 65 Premier League games when they have been leading at half-time.

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