However, Rodgers has previously indicated that Gerrard isn't guaranteed a spot in his new-look team, and after the Reds beat Swansea City on Monday night, Rodgers could name the same starting lineup.
Striker Mario Balotelli, who has just four goals in 24 appearances this season, is likely to be named on the bench.
Despite their performances being criticised for much of the season, United travel to Merseyside in the hunt for second spot after last week's 3-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur.
The club suffered a significant blow when they bowed out of the FA Cup to Arsenal, but they look well placed to mount a challenge to finish runners-up, an achievement that at one stage appeared unlikely.
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Possible starting lineup: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Sakho, Allen, Henderson, Lallana, Moreno, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge
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Possible starting lineup: De Gea; Valencia, Jones, Smalling, Blind; Carrick, Herrera, Mata, Fellaini, Young; Rooney
Sports Mole says: 1-1