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Liverpool have identified Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen as a summer target if they land Champions League football and Tottenham don't.
The Belgium international has said recently he would consider an exit from White Hart Lane if Tim Sherwood's side do not qualify for next season's Champions League and that has alerted Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, who is on the lookout for defensive recruits this summer.
Vertonghen would not come cheap, however, and he remains under contract at Spurs but if he makes it clear he wants to move on then Sherwood might decide to sell rather than keep an unhappy player.