Yevhen Konoplyanka
Harry Kane wary of the threat Konoplyanka will pose.Reuters

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane insists his side will be wary of the threat posed by Liverpool target Yehven Konoplyanka when his side meet FC Dnipro in their Europa League clash.

Konoplyanka was one of the names to dominate last month's January transfer window as he almost signed for Brendan Rodgers' side on deadline day only for the move to collapse and leave the Reds without any new additions to their squad.

Liverpool are expected to return with a summer bid for the 24-year-old in the summer and will have the opportunity to watch him in action as Dnipro aim to upset Spurs in their last 32 Europa League encounters with Tim Sherwood's side.

"I've seen Konoplyanka in action against England and he looks like a great player," Kane told Tottenham's official website.

"They're going to have some good individuals and they'll be a good team, so we know what to expect from them.

"Every game from now on, especially away from home, is going to be hard in this competition," he said.

"We know Dnipro is a tough place to go and we can expect a difficult match. But we've got to stay in the right frame of mind and get the job done.

"We want to get as far as we can in this competition, so everyone is looking forward to the game on Thursday."

Although all eyes are expected to be on Konoplyanka as Spurs aim to progress to the last 16, the winger is reluctant to see his performances over two legs become an audition ahead of a possible move to the Premier League.

"Everything that happened is in the past," Konoplyanka said, ITV Sport report.

"There is a good saying 'everything is for the best' - all we have to do is concentrate on the game for tomorrow, that is all.

"It doesn't influence my game tomorrow and if the coach finds it possible to put me in the team I will do all I can - all I have to think about is that game.

"It is a good chance for any player to play against a team like that. It is a better motivation for us to play tomorrow and do our best."