Emre Can is expected to be included in the starting line-up for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Sunderland.
The Reds will be without Adam Lallana, Joe Allen and Glen Johnson whereas Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has an almost fully fit squad to choose from.
Liverpoool manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to stick with a 3-4-3 setup with Can playing in defence.
Can has played the last four games as a defender in Rogers back three despite being a central midfielder.
Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Henderson, Gerrard, Lucas, Moreno, Sterling, Coutinho, Lambert
Sunderland: Pantilimon, Brown, van Aanholt, O’Shea, Vergini, Gomez, Larsson, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher