Brendan Rodgers has confirmed Liverpool will check on the fitness of Joe Allen ahead of the Merseyside derby, but Mamadou Sakho is still 'two to three' weeks away from a return to action.

The Reds will assess their squad prior to Everton's visit to Anfield on Tuesday night, but the manager expects to have a similar pool of players to the ones that faced Bournemouth to select from.

Rodgers revealed Allen will be monitored leading up to kick off, though Sakho remains on the sidelines with a hamstring issue.

"Nothing has changed from the weekend, really," said Rodgers. "We still have 24 hours to assess one or two of our players, but otherwise we'll be pretty much the same as the weekend."

He continued: "We just need to see [with Allen]. We've still got a wee bit of time to decide that, and he was on the training field today.

"It's just a case of assessing Joe on whether this game is going to push him too much and whether he's fully fit.

"What we don't want is another injury. Maybe if we had a raft of players, we could put him in and if he came out of the team we'd have someone else to put in.

"At this moment in time, we don't have that, so we have to think not only about tomorrow night, but the coming weeks because we've got some very important games.

"Sakho won't be available. He's still two to three weeks away yet with his injury."