The 24-year-old has been confined to the treatment room since August after undergoing surgery on his troublesome ankle but is expected to be back playing by the new year.
However his his hopes of returning the first team could be dashed with Luka Modric, Scott Parker, Sandro and youngster Jake Livermore all vying for the two spots in Harry Redknapp’s side.
Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, who brought Huddlestone to White Hart Lane for £2.5 million in 2005, is reportedly interested in bringing him to Anfield when the transfer window reopens.
With Kenny Dalglish at the helm in Merseyside it could prove to be an attractive proposition for the former Derby midfielder who made his debut for the Rams as a 16-year-old in 2003 before moving to North London.
He signed a contract extension in March tieing himself to the club until 2015 but with first team opportunities potentially limited he could seek a move away from Spurs.
Ultimately the decision will rest in the hands of Redknapp who would loathe to lose a player of Huddlestone’s stature especially after giving him the captains armband at times last season.