Spurs manager Redknapp made it clear yesterday that he is interested in signing a striker during the January window, and he has his sights set firmly on Real Madrid's Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Van Nistelrooy (33) is ready to leave Madrid and return to the Premier League, where he netted 150 goals in 219 appearances for Manchester United.
Redknapp is reported to have had talks with the player's agent over a proposed move, but any deal will depend on the long-term future of Roman Pavlyuchenko, who is keen to leave, with Russian club Zenit St Petersburg leading the chase for his signature.
Redknapp, who has never won at Anfield, is facing a number of defensive problems for tonight's game. Ledley King is battling to overcome a persistent knee injury, while Jonathan Woodgate has flown to America for a month in an attempt to cure his long-term groin problem.