Premier League team news: Liverpool v Chelsea

Sturridge faces a late fitness test against his old club. Photo: PA

Striker Daniel Sturridge faces a late assessment to see whether he is fit enough to return from a hamstring injury at home to Chelsea on Sunday.

The England international missed last week's win at Norwich with the problem but has progressed well in training, and should he be ready midfielder Lucas Leiva is likely to miss out.

On-loan winger Victor Moses is ineligible against his parent club and midfielder Jordan Henderson serves the second game of a three-match ban.

Jose Mourinho is considering wholesale changes for Chelsea's trip to Liverpool.

The Blues are afflicted by injuries to goalkeeper Petr Cech (shoulder), captain John Terry (ankle), playmaker Eden Hazard (calf) and Samuel Eto'o (knee), while midfielder Ramires' season is over after he received a four-match ban for striking Sebastian Larsson in the loss to Sunderland.

Nemanja Matic and Mohamed Salah are ineligible in Europe so are likely to feature, while Frank Lampard and John Obi Mikel are available ahead of European bans, with all four likely to be selected at Liverpool.

Liverpool squad: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan, Gerrard, Allen, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez, Jones, Toure, Agger, Cissokho, Lucas, Alberto, Aspas.

Chelsea squad: Cole, Luiz, Lampard, Torres, Oscar, Mikel, Schurrle, Salah, Van Ginkel, Ba, Matic, Willian, Schwarzer, Cahill, Azpilicueta, Kalas, Hilario, Ake.