The Uruguay international looked sharp on his comeback in a 24-minute substitute appearance in the goalless draw at home to Tottenham on Monday.

Left-back Jose Enrique missed that match with a hamstring problem but is expected to be fit enough to return.

Provisional squad: Reina, Johnson, Agger, Skrtel, Enrique, Adam, Gerrard, Downing, Kuyt, Carroll, Bellamy, Suarez, Doni, Kelly, Carragher, Coates, Aurelio, Spearing, Shelvey, Henderson, Rodriguez.