Hull City boss Steve Bruce is worried about losing on-loan Tottenham midfielder Jake Livermore.

The Mirror says Bruce fears his hopes of signing Livermore on a permanent deal could be hit by Andre Villas-Boas' departure from Tottenham.

Livermore joined the Tigers on a season-long loan deal and Bruce had been tipped to make him a full-time part of the KC Stadium staff in January.

But Spurs caretaker boss Tim Sherwood is a big fan of Livermore and may block a permanent deal.

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