Liverpool striker Fernando Torres will have a late fitness before a decision is made on whether to include him in the squad for the Merseyside derby.
The Spain striker has missed the last three games with a recurrence of a groin injury.
However, after returning to training this week, Torres could play some part against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.
"We will check him tomorrow (Saturday)," said manager Rafael Benitez.
"He's training well, he's been with the physios and we'll check after the training session."
Meanwhile, Benitez has reported no fresh injury problems following the midweek Champions League game against Debrecen in Hungary.
"Ryan Babel will not be available and Martin Kelly is still training with the physios," added Benitez.
"Albert Riera has been training so we'll have to decide. I don't see any other problems. Everyone is training."