Premier League team news: Wigan v Liverpool

Antolin Alcaraz could return to the Wigan squad. Photo: PA

Wigan defender Antolin Alcaraz could be back in contention to start against Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League.

The Paraguay international played for the last seven minutes of last week's win at Reading after a six-month lay-off with a groin injury.

Fellow defender Emmerson Boyce also came through his comeback from hamstring trouble unscathed and winger Ryo Miyaichi (ankle) is close to returning after three months out.

Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is carrying a knock and will be assessed ahead of tomorrow evening's match at Wigan.

With no game last weekend the Reds have had plenty of time to get over any niggling problems and centre-back Martin Skrtel is fit again after a knee injury, although he is likely to be on the bench.

Forward Fabio Borini (shoulder) and defender Martin Kelly (knee) are the only two first-team players currently sidelined.

Provisional squads

Wigan: Al Habsi, Robles, Caldwell, Scharner, Figueroa, Boyce, Alcaraz, Lopez, Beausejour, McCarthy, McArthur, Kone, Di Santo, Gomez, Maloney, Espinoza, Stam, McManaman, Henriquez, Jones.

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