Liverpool go in to tomorrow afternoon’s match against Aston Villa looking for an eight consecutive home league victory, and three points which will keep them in the top four.
Joe Allen and Mamadou Sakho should be available after recovering from their respective injuries, though defensive foursome Daniel Agger, Jon Flanagan, Jose Enrique and Sebastien Coates all remain side-lined.
Should Brendan Rodgers men lose, they could slip from fourth to sixth place by the time they face Everton towards the end of the month.
Their Merseyside rivals, who currently sit one place and one points below them, face West Bromwich Albion on Monday evening, while Tottenham Hotspur, who are a further point behind, travel to Swansea City on Sunday.
Daniel Sturridge scored the only goal of the game when the sides met at Villa Park back in August, though there last meeting at Anfield ended in victory for the visitors.
Meanwhile, Brendan Rodgers has said that Daniel Sturridge can be as good as his strike partner Luis Suarez, according to The Guardian.
The England international marked his comeback from injury with his tenth goal of the season in the 5-3 win over Stoke City last weekend.