Anfield side want White Hart Lane midfielder…apparently.
Despite the player’s long-term absence from the game, sources are perpetuating news once again that Liverpool are considering a move for Tottenham midfielder, Tom Huddlestone.
The English international will be returning to a crowded midfield when he comes back from injury this year and may be tempted by the move should Liverpool take the punt.
Huddlestone underwent ankle surgery in late 2011 and is hoping to make a return to action next month, making the news all that more surprising considering the player will be unable to undergo a standard medical at Anfield.
The Reds are understood to be in the market for a defensive midfielder after the ever-improving Lucas was ruled out for the remainder of the season with an ACL injury.
Jonjo Shelvey, Jay Spearing and summer signing Charlie Adam have all been tried out as holding midfielders, however all have failed to hit the heights of their Brazilian teammates in recent months.
Huddlestone will be competing against the likes of Scott Parker, Luka Modric, Sandro and starlet Jake Livermore when he regains fitness, meaning first team opportunities could be sparse.
Harry Redknapp has stated that he wishes for none of his players to leave the club this month, but should the Merseysiders meet the £10m asking prices Spurs have placed on their player, he may be forced to let go of a player who has seen an increasing amount of time on the sidelines over the past year.
This makes very little sense doesn’t it. Liverpool to replace one injured defensive midfielder with another, sounds fairly pointless. Clearly Damien Comolli is the glue that holds this rumour together as the Anfield director of football has connections with his former club Tottenham and perhaps may be able to lure the England international to the Merseyside club, but would such a move make any sense at all?
Huddlestone is into his seventh season at the North London club and it’s perhaps fair to say that the former Derby County man has never quite fulfilled his initial potential and even if the 25 year old Nottingham born midfielder gets fully fit and raring to go he wouldn’t stand much of a chance of getting a regular run in Harry Redknapp’s midfield.
Liverpool may well need to add more steel to their midfield with Lucas out of action and Jay Spearing perhaps being too raw for a sustained run in the first team, but a move for Huddlestone is really never going to happen.