Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits Rickie Lambert is set for a first team chance.
Lambert has failed to make much of an impact at Anfield since his move from Southampton, and it seemed he was destined to just keep the bench warm.
However, Rodgers has confirmed Lambert was due for more action in the coming weeks.
As quoted on the Liverpool site, he said: “A lot of the focus this season has been on players who are injured and a player who is no longer here (Luis Suarez).
“I need to ensure my time is devoted to the players who are fit and available.
“Rickie will get an opportunity now – we have so many games in an exciting period and he will feature in those heavily.”