The former Coventry forward, who stepped off the bench to see off West Brom in the previous round, scored his first goal since October against Cardiff on Saturday and could be given the nod having been rested in all four previous ties.
Howe is likely to make a couple of changes to the side that beat the Bluebirds 5-3 with the likes of Dan Gosling, who memorably scored an FA Cup winner against Liverpool for Everton, Eunan O’Kane and Yann Kermorgant all pushing to start.
Tokelo Rantie (shoulder) misses out but Ian Harte could be involved if he shakes off a calf injury in time.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is expected to name a strong team for their Capital One Cup quarter-final at Bournemouth.
Goalkeeper Brad Jones will keep his place after Simon Mignolet was dropped for the weekend defeat by Manchester United.
Striker Mario Balotelli will be assessed having returned from a month out with a groin problem at Old Trafford but defender Glen Johnson misses out with a similar injury.