Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard could make his return to action in the Premier League clash with Hull at Anfield on New Year's Day.
Gerrard, who has missed the Reds' last four games after sustaining a hamstring problem in a win over West Ham on Dec 7, has been back in training and his condition is being assessed ahead of the contest.
Joe Allen has been ruled out for "a few weeks" and Mamadou Sakho 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.
Hull midfielder David Meyler (knee) and defender Alex Bruce (calf) could be in contention for the New Year's Day trip to Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.
The pair had both been doubtful for Saturday's clash against Fulham but were unused substitutes as their team won 6-0 at the KC Stadium.
Midfielder Stephen Quinn (hamstring) and striker Sone Aluko (Achilles) have both been long-term casualties.