Midfielder Joe Cole will have a fitness test on an ankle injury ahead of tomorrow's Barclays Premier League visit of Bolton.
The England international aggravated the problem in training yesterday
but even if he is passed fit he may be restricted to a place on the bench again.
Central defender Daniel Agger and left-back Fabio Aurelio are pushing for recalls to the starting line-up having both been sidelined for long periods with injuries.
Provisional squad: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Kyrgiakos, Konchesky, Aurelio, Lucas, Meireles, Gerrard, Kuyt, Rodriguez, Torres, Ngog, Jones, Kelly, Poulsen, Cole, Jovanovic, Babel.