Team news: Liverpool v Fulham

Jose Enrique has found form recently at Liverpool. Photo: PA

Defender Jose Enrique returned to training this week after a hamstring injury and comes back into contention for Saturday's visit of Fulham.

Midfielder Nuri Sahin is fit after surgery on a broken nose but winger Oussama Assaidi is out with a knee problem.

Manager Brendan Rodgers has spoken about the need to rest forward Raheem Sterling and if he does Suso would be his likely replacement.

Fulham boss Martin Jol has been forced to recall goalkeeper David Stockdale from his loan spell at Hull ahead the trip to Liverpool.

Third-choice goalkeeper Neil Etheridge has been ruled out with a leg injury and Stockdale will now provide cover to Mark Schwarzer.

Midfielder Steve Sidwell is banned while Mahamadou Diarra (knee) and Bryan Ruiz (hamstring) are missing, although full-back Sascha Riether has recovered from a knee problem suffered last weekend.

Provisional squads

Liverpool: Reina, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Enrique, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas, Sterling, Suarez, Shelvey, Jones, Coates, Carragher, Wisdom, Henderson, Sahin, Downing, Cole, Suso.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Stockdale, Riether, Kelly, Hangeland, Hughes, Senderos, Riise, Dejagah, Baird, Karagounis, Kacaniklic, Richardson, Kasami, Duff, Rodallega, Petric, Berbatov.