A selection of the latest news involving Tottenham Hotspur this Friday evening.
When asked about Townsend, Koeman told reporters: "It's one of the players on our list, but it's very difficult and I don't expect good news about that. You can't say completely because this is football."
However, the London Evening Standard reports that Townsend's future at White Hart Lane is uncertain, especially given that Spurs are reportedly prepared to make one more attempt to sign Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton.
Head Coach Mauricio Pochettino has said they think that last season's 5-0 thrashing from Liverpool last season at White Hart Lane will have no effect on their game with the Reds on Sunday.
He said: "It is a new season, I think a different style, different philosophy. Liverpool invested a lot of money this summer and we went another way.
"We believe in our squad and add some players for the balance. Two different ways [of approaching things]."
Partizan Belgrade from Serbia and Greek side Asteras Tripolis make up the other sides in the draw.