Liverpool latest: Including Wisdom and Rodgers promises loan deals

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Liverpool have been handed a boost with the news that Andre Wisdom could be in the squad to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane. Early reports suggested Wisdom would miss out through a slight knock but he could now start at left back in place of Stewart Downing.

Liverpool are keen on making a statement tomorrow, Brendan Rodgers said the side can finish in the Champions League. The Reds will have to do better than last season when Spurs defeated them 4-0 at White Hart Lane. Ahead of the match, we have taken a look at five key battles between the personnel likely to be on show, looking at where the game will be won and lost.

Further intrigue between the two clubs comes with the news that Liverpool have hired Tottenham's Alex Inglethorpe to become reserve team manager, replacing Rodolfo Borrell who has been promoted to the head of academy coaching position.

Brendan Rodgers has said the club will be looking at one or two loan deals only this January. The manager has already stated that the club need extra attacking support but the importance of the club breaking even financially means any big money transfers are unlikely.

Brendan Rodgers has refused to confirm or deny linking the club with a January move for Darren Bent. Bent is thought to be a priority player for Liverpool as a fit and experienced striker who is available as he is continuously left out of the Aston Villa team by Paul Lambert.

Liverpool defender Jose Enrique says Brendan Rodgers is the best manager he has worked with since playing in England. Rodgers has helped Jose Enrique turn into a left sided midfield player as well as a full back and the Spaniard says Rodgers is even better than Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson has said he wants to stay at Liverpool and fight for his place. Recent rumours have suggested that Henderson could be on his way out of the club in January in a loan move to another team for the rest of the season.

Liverpool’s hopes of signing Oscar Cardozo in Liverpool appear to be smashed. The Benfica forward has signed a contract extension with the Portuguese side which suggests that he is highly unlikely to move away from the club in the near future meaning Liverpool missing out on another transfer target.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been nominated for the 2012 FIFPro XI along with 15 other midfielders from around the world including the likes of Yaya Toure and Xavi. Gerrard has passed 600 appearances for Liverpool and 100 caps for the English national team.

Former Liverpool player John Aldridge has suggested that the way the side defended against Swansea City last weekend is a real strength for the club. Swansea are one of the best passing teams in the league but Liverpool managed to keep them out in a goalless draw.

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