Liverpool boss plays down old links to White Hart Lane hot-seat

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has shrugged off talk that he was a target for Tottenham prior to the appointment of Andre Villas-Boas.

Sky Sports reports how the former Swansea boss has no regrets over his decision to move to Merseyside, ahead of tomorrow night's encounter with Spurs.

Rodgers takes his Reds side to White Hart Lane off the back of a 0-0 draw with his former club at the weekend, and will be determined to stem Tottenham's resurgence by taking all three points off them on Wednesday.

Speaking in his pre-match press conference earlier today, the Northern Irishman dismissed as "irrelevant" the suggestion Spurs had made a serious approach to him to replace Harry Redknapp in the summer, and instead restored the focus on the upcoming north London encounter.

"I was very happy in my work at Swansea," said Rodgers. "Harry had done a brilliant job there, and for whatever reason, the club decided that it wasn't to be and looked elsewhere.

"For me to leave Swansea was going to be a big ask, but I had the opportunity to come here, and I've not regretted any moment of it."

Pressed more specifically for an answer on whether he had held preliminary discussions with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, about the previously vacant post, Rodgers added: "It's irrelevant.

"Tottenham have chosen a manager. Obviously, Harry had done a great job there, and they decided to go down the route of Andre Villas-Boas.

"Andre's gone in, he's looking to continue the great work Harry had done. My only thinking is about Liverpool."

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