A tall and strong midfielder, Jake Livermore has come a long way since he was put out on loan at League Two side MK Dons to gain some first team experience, to build on his impressive performances in the reserves.
Coming through the youth ranks at Tottenham, Jake has shown a style similar to Tom Huddlestone ... breaking up the other team's attacks, while having a poise on the ball coupled with a good range of passing to prompt the team going forward.
Livermore is good at breaking forward to support the front players, as they attack and has a good finish, often calmly side-footing home, with placement or power depending what the situation requires.
Following an extended absence when he broke a leg in the early part of 2008-09, Jake signed a new two year deal in July and came into the first team squad and scored after coming on as a substitute against Barcelona in the Wembley Cup. Within a couple games of games, Livermore was loaned out to Derby County, initially for a month.
Was always on the fringes of the squad and looked like he might be a useful member of the first team group, but was regularly put out on loan with spells at Peterborough United, Ipswich Town and Leeds United in the following seasons.
2011-12 was his breakthrough season at Tottenham, with Harry Redknapp impressed with the midfielder in pre-season to such an extent that he was to feature in the Europa League campaign and throughout the season in all competitions as a stand-in for midfield injuries. In a couple of instances, he was unlucky to lose his place in the side when bigger names returned, but his closing down, tackling and use of the ball bodes well for him in the future at the club.
Was a peripheral player in the 2012-13 season as new manager Andre Villas-Boas took charge and with the signing of new holding midfielders, Jake was put out on loan to Hull City for the 2013-14 season.
Enjoying regular first team football, Jake had a good season at the KC stadium and helped the side reach the FA Cup final, where they lost to an extra time goal. With a new manager at Spurs and another having left while he was on loan, Jake chose to make the move to Hull permanent and a place in the starting line-up became his. That was all put in jeopardy when in May 2015, he was tested positive for cocaine in a post-match drugs test and was suspended by the FA and his club, pending an investigation into the result.