Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish is optimistic his team's mounting injury worries will ease as they enter the final phase of the season.
Charlie Adam remains the biggest concern after he damaged his knee in the defeat against QPR at Loftus Road.
Adam missed the defeat by Wigan at Anfield along with Craig Bellemy, Maxi Rodriguez, Glen Johnson, Daniel Agger and Martin Kelly.
The Scotland midfielder remains the most serious concern and premature reports have circulated he could be out for the season.
Reds boss Dalglish is waiting for his medical team to carry out a full assessment before jumping to conclusions.
"Charlie's another two weeks and then we'll find out a proper diagnosis without people speculating what's wrong," he said.
"Rather than be inaccurate or incorrect or someone making up a story we will wait and see in a couple of weeks how long he's going to be out."
Liverpool's poor run of recent results was blamed on fatigue by Dalglish and he has looked to counteract that by giving his players two days off this week, ahead of Sunday's game against Newcastle.
"We have a very strong squad which has been stretched but so have other people who are in a similar position," he added.
"It was stretched at the weekend after three games in seven days but that has gone now.
"The clear week we have gives everyone a chance, if they have bumps and bruises, to get rid of them and it gives the boys another week to get fit.
"We should get a few back but is only Thursday for a Sunday game. Everyone else is progressing, including Lucas Leiva (whose season was ended in November by knee surgery) who will obviously not play but who has done brilliantly in his recuperation."