With a must-win Capital One Cup semi-final second leg at Chelsea on Tuesday, the 34-year-old, who missed last weekend’s win at Aston Villa with a tight hamstring, is likely to drop to the bench.
Manager Brendan Rodgers has confirmed 17-year-old midfielder Jordan Rossiter will be involved in some capacity, while defender Glen Johnson, midfielder Joe Allen and striker Mario Balotelli all returned to training this week.
Bolton are set to start with former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey in attack following Craig Davies’ latest setback.
The Welsh international has pulled his hamstring again and faces three weeks out, so Heskey should be at the fulcrum of Wanderers’ attack on his old stomping ground.
Midfielder Lee Chung-yong has a hairline fracture of his leg which boss Neil Lennon described as “minuscule” and will only miss one-to-two weeks.
Zach Clough (hamstring) may feature for the first time since his impressive debut in the last round but Joe Mason has returned to Cardiff and Marc Tierney (ankle), Mark Davies and Max Clayton (both knee) remain absent.