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 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 for a month initially.
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.