Attempts to sign the veteran German defender Thomas Helmer have broken down due to contractual problems, and Houllier is still considering a move for Cameroon defender Rigobert Song, who has been training at the club this week.
Sheffield Wednesday manager Danny Wilson looks set to name an unchanged line-up as his side seek their third straight win. Wilson has no fresh injury worries following the Owls' victory at home to Charlton last week, so the same starting XI are likely to keep their places for the sixth consecutive game.
LIVERPOOL (from): James, Carragher, Babb, Staunton, Heggem, Ince, Redknapp, Berger, Bjornebye, Owen, Fowler, Riedle, Harkness, McAteer, Friedel, Kvarme, Gerrard, Matteo.
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (from): Srnicek, Atherton, Jonk, Walker, Carbone, Booth, Hyde, Sanetti, Cobian, Humphreys, Briscoe, Oakes, Hinchcliffe, Sedloski, Emerson, Magilton, Rudi, Alexandersson, Sonner.
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