Anfield boss targets White Hart Lane man.
Reports are suggesting that Liverpool may look to Tottenham this January as they strive to fill a gap in the midfield left vacant by the long-term injury of Lucas Leiva.
It was uncovered last week that the Brazilian anchorman would miss the rest of the season after suffering an injury to his anterior cruciate ligament in the Carling Cup clash against Chelsea.
Huddlestone presents a proven player with a load of Premier League experience already under his belt, but struggles to earn a place in the Spurs starting setup in what is a very talented midfield.
Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Jake Livermore and Sandro are just some of the central alternatives that manager Harry Redknapp has at his disposal, which may lead to Huddlestone seeking his match time elsewhere.
At a valuation of £7m, the 24 year-old England international may prove too pricey for what is essentially a temporary solution however looking at the 2010/11 spending trend of the relatively-newly owned club, funds could be readily available.
It will be hard for Liverpool to adequately replace Lucas Leiva for the rest of the season, such has been his impact and run of form, but a move for Tottenham’s Tom Huddlestone would be an intelligent and cost effective option that the Merseyside club would do well to consider.
The former England international will be keen to prove to any doubters that he deserves first team football and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has been told by his chairman that he needs to sell before he can buy and therefore may consider selling the former Derby County man, even to a direct rival.
Though Liverpool brought in a number of central midfield options in the summer neither Jordan Henderson or Charlie Adam are defensively minded and whilst Huddlestone does have qualities in the attacking third he is best known for his ability to get stuck in, though he is perhaps not as mobile as Lucas.
Huddlestone also has an eye for goal and on his day can ping out impressive long range passes.
Damien Comolli knows the player well from his time as Director of Football at the North London club and that connection may help Liverpool clinch a deal to sign the 24 year old.