The German World Cup star missed last weekend's Premiership opener at Everton with an ankle injury he picked up against Celtic.
Midfielder Darren misses out with a knee injury while Steffen remains with his family in Norway after his brother was seriously injured in a car accident.
Steve Carr, Steve Clemence, Ledley King, Gus Poyet, Tim Sherwood, Steffen Freund and Alton Thelwell also remain out.
Squad: Keller, Sullivan, Taricco, Ziege, Gardner, Richards, Thatcher, Perry, Doherty, Bunjevcevic, Redknapp, Etherington, Acimovic, Davies, Ferdinand, Rebrov, Sheringham, Blondel.
Christian Ziege is back for Saturday's visit of Aston Villa but neither Darren Anderton or Steffen Iversen have been named in the 18-man squad.