Jermaine Jenas is set to undergo a scan on Friday assessing the calf injury that forced him off against Bremen, which could determine his availability.
Hot-spur: Van der Vaart scored at Arsenal in his previous outing
Michael Dawson (ligament damage) is back in training, but Giovani dos Santos (groin) looks to be out, while captain Ledley King (groin), Jamie O'Hara (back) and Jonathan Woodgate (groin) are long-term absentees.
Provisional squad: Gomes, Cudicini, Hutton, Corluka, Bale, Gallas, Bassong, Kaboul, Assou-Ekotto, Palacios, Sandro, Jenas, Kranjcar, Lennon, Bentley, Modric, Van der Vaart, Crouch, Pavlyuchenko, Keane, Defoe.
CLICK HERE FOR THE WEEKEND TEAM NEWS IN THE BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE Explore more:People: Giovani Dos Santos, Jonathan Woodgate, Michael Dawson, Jermaine Jenas, Ledley King, Harry Redknapp, Jamie O'Hara Places: Liverpool