When Tom Huddlestone first began to experience injury problems around 12 months ago, he was first choice at the Lane for defensive midfield duties. However, as he continues the rehabilitation from his latest setback, he suddenly faces a battle to take the field when he finally regains fitness.
A year ago, Sandro had looked a tentative, lightweight addition to the squad but we all know how he turned it around in the New Year to become one of our players of the season.
In addition, Scott Parker has arrived and has emerged to become one of the first, if not the first name on the team sheet as far as premier league duties are concerned.
Perhaps it’s no surprise then to see rumours emerging of a possible transfer and the stories today suggest that Liverpool could be planning a January approach for the player. The story first appeared in The Daily Mirror and it could of course be lazy journalism but it’s clear that Thudd faces a battle to regain his slot.
Spurs will be reluctant sellers and but if Tom’s opportunities are limited, maybe he could think of a future away from the Lane.