Hull boss Steve Bruce could see his injury problems eased for their Barclays Premier League clash with Liverpool at the KC Stadium on Tuesday.
Mohamed Diame and Andy Robertson are both pushing to return after missing out on the Tigers' potentially priceless win at Crystal Palace on Saturday.
David Meyler is once again absent due to suspension while Steve Harper is set to continue in goal in place of the out-of-form Allan McGregor.
Liverpool are again without striker Daniel Sturridge for Tuesday's Barclays Premier League trip to Hull and are unsure when he will be fit to return.
Sturridge, who has had an injury-hit campaign, has missed three games with a hip problem and manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted he does not know if he will play again this term.
Midfielder Adam Lallana (groin) returned after a groin injury as a substitute at West Brom on Saturday while defender Mamadou Sakho (thigh) and midfielder Lucas Leiva (thigh) are getting closer to fitness.
Hull squad: McGregor, Harper, Dawson, McShane, Bruce, Chester, Rosenior, Brady, Robertson, Elmohamady, Livermore, Diame, Huddlestone, Quinn, Hernandez, Aluko, N'Doye, Sagbo.
Liverpool squad: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Ibe, Henderson, Allen, Moreno, Coutinho, Sterling, Balotelli, Jones, Johnson, Manquillo, Toure, Markovic, Gerrard, Brannagan, Lambert, Borini, Lallana.