Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish says that he is ready to use young midfielder Jonjo Shelvey.
The Anfield chief has been impressed with the 19-year-old and believes he can make an impact for the first team.
Shelvey was recalled to Liverpool from his loan spell at Blackpool after Lucas Leiva was ruled out for the season.
“We brought him back from Blackpool, where he had a couple of fantastic games,” said Dalglish.
“He played in the reserves on Tuesday for an hour and scored a couple.
“We know what Jonjo is all about and it was a good experience for him going to Blackpool.
“If we get everybody back fit and from suspension then it may be the case he goes back out again, but whilst he's here we know what he can do and can make a contribution as he did last year in a lot of the games he came on in."
Liverpool’s next opponents in the Barclays Premier League are QPR and Dalglish was full of praise for their manager Neil Warnock – after having a joke at his expense.
“He is the same away from the cameras and microphones,” joked the Scot.
“Although he doesn't really like to be too far away from them - I think he enjoys them a bit more than some!
“He is a good character, it's great that he is in the Premier League and it was a fantastic way for them to come up as champions.
“He has done brilliantly and although they got off to a bad start, he has spent the money the new owner gave him wisely and they've kicked on,” Dalglish concluded.
“They're a formidable side, it's great for him and I'm sure he's enjoying himself. I look forward to having a drink with him after the game.”