Anfield want White Hart Lane beast.
Liverpool are ready to swoop for Spurs midfielder Tom Huddlestone.
Anfield director of football Damien Comolli – who took Huddlestone from Derby to Tottenham in 2005 – believes he can tempt the 24-year-old away from London now.
Huddlestone is out until December following surgery to his right ankle.
When fit, he will find Luka Modric, Scott Parker and Sandro all in front of him.
So Liverpool’s next British transfer target has been revealed thanks to our friends at the Mirror.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Tom Huddlestone was once described as the next Glenn Hoddle due to his majestic passing.
And do not get me wrong his ability on the ball, with either foot, is fantastic. You only have to look at the goals he scores to realise that.
But why has he not pushed on and become, not only a Spurs Regular, but also a key man for England.
The reason is pace, and his lack of.
To be a really good holding midfielder you not only need to know where the danger is going to come from but you need the speed to get there.
It is not just the engine to get up and down the pitch but laterally also. Huddlestone struggles in both categories.
There was talk of the 24-year-old eventually becoming a centre-half and that could still be his best position.
So would Liverpool really spend £16million on him? Not only did they spend a lot of money on Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson but the Reds still have their own holding midfielders.
Lucas Leiva has turned around his form from the early days of Rafa Benitez whilst Jay Spearing showed glimpses last season of why he is so highly-rated at Anfield.
Kenny Dalglish needs to spend the money on other areas of his squad with a back-up to strikers Luis Suarez and Andy Carrol high on the agenda.