FourFourTwo announced the young England under-21 international as the fifth best player in the Football League last week, as well as the youngest player in the coveted top 50 players list.
Speaking to the magazine, the 19-year-old was asked: 'Things are looking good for Derby, but if you don't go up, can we expect to see you in the Prem next season? Anfield, perhaps?
The talk of Hughes to Liverpool is nothing groundbreaking. In fact, it's well-known that in the terms of Andre Wisdom's loan deal with Derby, it includes the Reds having first refusal on the young midfielder.
However, the Rams midfielder was quick to table talk of a move to his boyhood club in the summer.
'There's a lot been said about when I'm apparently going to be off,' said Hughes.
'I can honestly say I'm happy at Derby and I think we've got a good chance of going up this year. Whether we do or not, we'll just continue from there.
Although the Rams are doing well, they're currently in a position of mixed-emotions. Whilst they're comfortably in the play-off positions, they sit 10-points behind the second automatic promotion spot. Therefore, the East Midland's club will have to take each game as it comes, and if they can't sneak the last automatic promotion spot, they will have to prepare well for the play-offs.