Liverpool beat Oldham 5-1 in the third round at Anfield last season having gone behind early on, and have won all four previous FA Cup ties against the Latics.
With Pepe Reina still recovering from a thigh problem and a broken nose, Brad Jones will continue in goal while Fabio Borini is expected to make his first start since October having recovered from a broken bone in his foot.
The game will come too soon for Jose Enrique, although the Spaniard could be available for Wednesday’s trip to the Emirates. Glen Johnson, who has a tight hamstring, may also miss out.
While Sturridge will hope to become the first Liverpool player in history to score in his first four games for the club, Rodgers will not allow that to sway his team selection particularly with such a busy February on the horizon, the Europa League resuming in less than a fortnight.
“Daniel’s been terrific,” says the Anfield manager. “What the players are seeing as well is that he's actually an intelligent player – not just a goalscorer.
“They (Suarez and Sturrdige) actually play like two No 10s. But two different types of 10s. Sturridge and Suarez find space that you cannot mark – that's always the mark of top players.
“Sometimes top players will find space that is difficult to mark. You can see that with Sturridge, he peels off the shoulder and round the back of opponents. But he has also got that threat.
“Over the next two or three years he is going to prove a real top striker. You have Luis who is already world class and is getting better all the time. It's great for the future here.”
Sebastian Coates and Jack Robinson, who both started at Mansfield earlier this month, are vying for a recall having spent much of the season on the sidelines.
And Rodgers admits that while the duo would benefit from a spell on loan, a lack of squad depth means such a departure is unlikely before the transfer window closes on Thursday evening.
“Both those players, in fairness to them, need to get a loan but I've got to protect the club as well,” says the manager.
“Seb has been brilliant, a great professional. He never complains, he never moans and has come into cup games and done well. Ideally he would be playing. But I can't kill the group.
“If he goes out that leaves us short and if we want to have a real go at this time of the season then I need to make sure we have a squad able to cope.
“The same applies to young Jack. There were a couple of moments where it looked like he was going to go out on loan but I had to hold him back because he's being used as cover.
“Unfortunately it may well be that they don't go out. But the need of the group is the most important thing.”