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English defensive midfielder Jake Livermore currently plays for the English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion besides appearing regularly for the English national football team. He started his football journey with Tottenham Hotspur in his early days but spent most of his career on loan to several clubs participating in all three divisions of the English football. He temporarily moved to Hull City from Spurs in 2013 and signed a permanent contract with the Tigers at the end of the 2013-14 season.
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He made 144 appearances for the Hull City between 2013 and 2017 which includes 126 competitive appearances for the club where he scored 9 goals in total. Livermore then transferred to West Bromwich Albion in 2017 where he played 43 matches till now. He made his debut for the English football team in a friendly match against Italy in August 2012, and was again recalled in March 2017. Livermore earned 7 caps for the English team till now.
Livermore started his footballing journey with Tottenham Hotspur’s youth academy in 2006. He then made 39 appearances for the Spur’s Under-18 team while scoring 9 goals in total. Livermore then made 13 appearances for the reserve team of Tottenham. He then joined League Two club Milton Keynes Dons on a month-long loan on 29th February 2008 and played five matches for the club as a substitute. Livermore made his professional football debut for the Milton Keynes Dons in a match against Chester City at Stadium MK on 1st March 2008.
Livermore moved from Tottenham to League One club Crewe Alexandra on a six-month loan on 11th July 2008, but returned to the Spurs after he had his fibula fractured in a friendly against Conference Premier Team Wrexham. He then signed a new two-year contract extension with Tottenham on 24th July 2009. Livermore then again loaned out to the Championship club Derby County for one month on 10th August 2009 and scored his debut goal against Nottingham Forest on 29th August. He joined Peterborough United after that in January 2010 and stayed there till the end of 2009-10 season. Livermore made his competitive debut for Tottenham Hotspur against Stoke City on 20th March 2010 at the Britannia Stadium. He then again loaned out to Ipswich Town on 23rd September 2010 and further loaned out to Leeds United on 24th March 2011. Livermore came back to Tottenham at the beginning of the 2011-12 season and played for the team the whole season. He scored his first goal for Tottenham in a UEFA Europa League qualifying match against Heart of Midlothian on 18th August 2011.
Livermore loaned out to Hull City for a season long loan in 2013 with his Spurs teammate Tom Huddlestone. He made his debut for Hull against Chelsea on the very first day of the 2013-14 season. He scored his first goal for the club in a Premier League match against Liverpool on 1st December 2013. After the end of the season, Livermore signed a permanent contract with Hull City for an undisclosed fee. He was selected for a random drugs test in April 2015 where he tested positive for cocaine. Due to the substance abuse, FA and Hull City suspended Livermore on 15th May 2015. He made his comeback at the start of season 2016-17 and played along with Curtis Davies as a centre-back.
Livermore transferred from Hull City to English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion after he signed a four-and-a-half-year deal worth £10 million on 20th January 2017. He made his debut for West Bromwich in a match against Sunderland on 21st January at The Hawthorns stadium. Since the beginning of 2017, Jake Livermore played 43 matches till now for the club.
Livermore made his English senior football team debut as a 69th minute substitute of Frank Lampard in a friendly against Italy at the Stade de Suisse in Bern on 15th August 2012. He then spent nearly five years outside the national team and was again recalled by manager Gareth Southgate in March 2017 to play the 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lithuania and a friendly against Germany. Livermore was inducted in the starting squad for the first time on 22nd March 2017 in a match against Germany. He was then again earned his caps in a friendly against France and a FIFA World Cup qualifier against Scotland in May 2017.
Born in Enfield, London, Livermore completed his schooling from Enfield Grammar School. Media caught him dating television star Lauren Goodger but the relation didn’t last long. He then married his partner Danielle Del- Giudice. But tragically, Livermore’s son died at the hospital due to lack of Oxygen and Brain hemorrhage in May 2014 during the delivery of Danielle Del-Guidice. Livermore then tested positive with drugs in 2015 where Hell City’s manager Steve Bruce revealed that Livermore took the substances to cope up with the tragedy of his child’s death.
Livermore’s current net worth is estimated to be around $8 million which includes $2,015,000 yearly salary and several personal endorsements. His current market value stands at €9 million.
Livermore contributed to the winning of several big matches for his teams. His most notable accolades came when Hull City won the Football League Championship play-offs in season 2015-16.