The German could be rested against Southampton, Newcastle United or Bournemouth in the coming weeks.
Sam Allardyce is looking ahead to the busy Christmas period.
The 25-year-old is currently failing to produce in front of goal.
Sol Bamba is back and ready to play for Leeds United.
Steven Naismith has not made a Premier League appearance for Everton since October.
Tottenham scouts have reportedly watched Marseille striker Michy Batshuayi in action again.
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Liverpool are reportedly still in talks over signing Red Star Belgrade star Marko Grujic.
In the final third, Liverpool have a conundrum to crack.
John Stones will be staying at Everton in January, according to reports.