The Mirror says Rodgers has agreed a â€˜first optionâ€™ deal for Derby's brilliant youngster Hughes.
Rodgers will get the chance to buy the midfielder - seen as Steven Gerrardâ€™s long-term successor - as part of a pact with the Rams.
The Kop chief has agreed to let England under-21 defender Andre Wisdom go to Derby on loan for the rest of the season.
Steve McClaren will be able to play Wisdom against Chelsea in the FA Cup this weekend after the new terms were struck.
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