Liverpool edged Sunderland in tonight's Premier League fixture
Christian Benteke made it two winners in the space of four days as his goal helped Liverpool edge past lowly Sunderland tonight.
After a disappointing opening half at the Stadium of Light, the Reds finally broke the deadlock just 22 seconds into the second-half.
Christian Benteke marked his return to the Liverpool starting line-up as he sprung the Sunderland offside trap to latch onto a through pass from Adam Lallana and fire home a low shot from just seven yards out.
It comes four days after he scored the only goal in Liverpool's win over Leicester City.
He had a stoppage time chance to make it 2-0 but fired straight at Sunderland keeper Vito Mannone when clean through on goal.
The result lifts Liverpool from 10th to seventh, level on points with out-of-form Manchester United.
Next up for Liverpool is West Ham away on January 2nd.