France international Hugo Lloris has now played in each of Tottenham's last three matches, indicating that his transition to becoming the club's first-choice goalkeeper may be in process. However, veteran keeper Brad Friedel being recalled to face his former club cannot be fully ruled out.
Michael Dawson was selected for the West Ham game in order to counteract the aerial threat of Andy Carroll. However, either William Gallas is likely to return against Liverpool or Jan Vertonghen, who is currently filling in for the injured Benoit Assou-Ekotto at left-back, will move back into the centre of defence with Kyle Naughton dropping in.
Emmanuel Adebayor will serve the second game of his three-mach ban for his red card against Arsenal, so in-form striker Jermain Defoe will lead the line once more.
Mousa Dembele's return as a 79th-minute substitute in the West Ham game gives hope that the Belgian could start in midfield on Wednesday.
Scott Parker, the man who would normally be expected to fill the role Dembele has settled into at Spurs, is back in light training following the Achilles injury that has keep him from playing since the summer. However, it is unlikely that the England international will be available for another couple of weeks.