Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers will face two failed transfer targets tonight against Tottenham.

Spurs beat Rodgers for Clint Dempsey and Gylfi Sigurdsson over the summer.

The Reds manager said: "It (Sigurdsson) was something that if we wanted to do it we could have done it but it wasn't to be and we moved on.

"There was an offer to sign Dempsey - he was obviously a player who had done well during his time at Fulham and I am sure the likes of ourselves and other clubs were interested.

"But the club felt they had done what they could to get the player and he moved on to Tottenham."