Craig Bellamy remains a doubt and Jermaine Pennant is set to start.
Reading midfielder Stephen Hunt is back in contention after sitting out the game at Portsmouth, but skipper Graeme Murty is unlikely to make his comeback.
The defender stays on the sidelines along with Dave Kitson, John Halls, Peter Mate, Simon Cox and Aaron Brown.
Liverpool (from): Reina, Finnan, Carragher, Hyypia, Agger, Riise, Aurelio, Pennant, Sissoko, Gerrard, Fowler, Crouch, Kuyt, Martin, Bellamy, Garcia, Alonso, Zenden, Warnock, Paletta.
Reading (from): Hahnemann, Gunnarsson, Ingimarsson, Sonko, Shorey, Little, Sidwell, Harper, Convey, Doyle, Seol, Lita, Long, de la Cruz, Bikey, Oster, Hunt, Federici.