Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is hoping Steven Gerrard will overcome his injury in time to face Wigan Athletic on Saturday.
Gerrard, who missed England’s 2-1 friendly victory over Denmark this week because of a groin injury, has been undergoing treatment at the Reds’ Melwood training facility throughout the week.
And Dalglish has not given up hope of having his captain available as Liverpool bid to record a fifth successive victory in the Premier League.
The Scot said: “It's only Thursday so we'll find out when we get nearer the weekend - obviously we hope he will be (fit).
“At the moment there is no-one on international duty that is coming back with injury problems.
“Martin Skrtel travelled (with the Slovakia national team) and then came back so we'll have to assess him as well.
“We are not training until later today (Thursday) so we'll see when everyone gets in.”
One man who will definitely miss the game is club-record signing Andy Carroll, with Dalglish insisting the Reds will not rush the striker in his recovery from a thigh problem.
Dalglish added: “Andy is progressing very well. We never gave a date and we won't put a date on it - we just said it would be a few weeks.
“As long as we are patient and Andy is patient we'll be OK but we won't be rushing him back.”