Hull ace backs team-mate for England recognition

Tom Huddlestone (Hull)Hull’s Jake Livermore believes that Roy Hodgson should hand fellow Tigers midfielder Tom Huddlestone an England call-up.

The duo both moved to the KC Stadium from Tottenham over the summer and have struck up a strong partnership in the newly promoted side’s engine room.

Huddlestone has been particularly impressive so far, playing a key role in the club’s rise into the top half of the Premier League table.

And Livermore, who has also been in fine form, feels that his team-mate is performing well enough to earn a shock call-up from Roy Hodgson.

“I don’t think there’s been too many midfielders in better form than Tom so far this season,” he told The Express.

Huddlestone has already featured for the Three Lions, but the latest of his four caps came last year in a friendly defeat to Sweden.

The 26-year-old has often been lauded for his range of passing and physicality, but concerns surrounding his fitness and mobility have prevented him from establishing himself as a Premier League force.

Huddlestone penned a permanent deal with Steve Bruce’s Hull earlier this year after slipping down the pecking order at White Hart Lane under Andre Villas-Boas.

Livermore joined him at the club, although his deal is on a temporary basis, with Spurs keen to keep the 23-year-old.

Should Tom Huddlestone be in the England set-up?

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