Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could make his return to action in the clash with Hull City at Anfield.
Gerrard, who has missed the Reds' last four games after sustaining a hamstring problem in a win over West Ham on December 7, has been back in training and his condition is being assessed ahead of the contest.
Joe Allen (abductor) has been ruled out for "a few weeks" and Mamadou Sakho (hamstring) also looks set to miss a number of matches, but Jordan Henderson is expected to be fit despite feeling sore after Sunday's defeat at Chelsea, while the on-loan Victor Moses is available again after being ineligible for the meeting with his parent club.
Steve Bruce has no new injury worries to contend with ahead of the trip to Anfield.
David Meyler missed the win over Fulham with a knee injury and he is major doubt to face Liverpool.
Sone Aluko (calf) remains a long-term absentee, while Robbie Brady (groin) and Stephen Quinn (hamstring) are also set to miss out.
Danny Graham will be hoping to win a recall to the starting XI after coming off the bench against Fulham, while Alex Bruce could also return after being an unused substitute at the weekend