Both clubs enjoyed wins last weekend; The Reds at Blackburn and The Tigers came from behind to beat Middlesbrough at home.
Liverpool, of course, were also in midweek action when they enjoyed a successful night in Eindhoven, winning their Champions League group but resting Reina, Alonso, Gerrard and Kuyt – all four will return for the clash against Phil Brown’s men.
Rafa Benitez is still without record signing Fernando Torres, left back Fabio Aurelio and centre back Martin Skrtel.
Premier League Fixtures
Aston Villa v Bolton
Man City v Everton
Middlesbrough v Arsenal (12:45)
Stoke v Fulham
Sunderland v West Brom
Tottenham v Man Utd (5:30)
Wigan v Blackburn
Chelsea v West Ham (4pm Sunday)
Portsmouth v Newcastle (1:30 Sunday)