jake livermore - fact file

2007- 2014            midfielder

MIDDLE NAME :   JAKE CYRIL LIVERMORE
 

Born on 14th November 1989 in Enfield, Middlesex, England.

Height : -  1.88m  (6' 2")

Weight : -  73.92 kgs  (11st 9lbs)


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.

 

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Career Record
 
Club Signed Fee Debut Apps Goals
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Academy scholar) July 2006 - - ?? ??
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (Professional) November 2006 - 20th March 2010 v Stoke City (Premier League) (Away) [as a 90+3rd minute sub]  Won 2-1 ?? ??
MK Dons 29th February 2008 Loan 1st March 2008 v Chester City (League Two) (home)  won 1-0  [as a 76th minute sub] 0 + 5 as a sub 0
Crewe Alexandra 11th July 2008 Loan ??  0 0
Derby County 10th August 2009 Loan 22nd August 2009  v  Plymouth Argyle (Championship) (Away)  won 2-1 11 + 5 as a sub 1
Peterborough United 8th January 2010 - 2nd March 2010 Loan ??  9 1
Ipswich Town 23rd September 2010 - January 2011 Loan ??  8 + 4 as a sub 0
Leeds United 24th March 2011 - Loan 2nd April 2011 v Nottingham Forest (Championship) (home)  [as a sub] 4 + 1 as a sub 0
Hull City 14th August 2013 Loan 18th August 2013 v Chelsea (Premier League) (away) (as a sub)  lost 0-2 ?? ??
Hull City 25th June 2014 8,000,000 - ?? ??
- ?? ?? ??  ?? ??

Career Record
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
MK Dons (Loan)
0 + 5 as a sub League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Crewe Alexandra (Loan)
0 League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Derby County (Loan)
11 + 5 as a sub League appearances; 1 goal
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Peterborough United (Loan)
9 League appearances; 1 goal
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Ipswich Town (Loan)
8 + 4 as a sub League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Leeds United (Loan)
4 + 1 as a sub League appearances; 0 goals
0 FA Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 League Cup appearances; 0 goals
0 Other appearances; 0 goals
Hull City (loan)
- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals
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- League appearances; goals
- FA Cup appearances; goals
- League Cup appearances; goals
European appearances; goals

Honours
England international
1 full cap;  0 goals
Under-21 caps; goals
FA Cup runners-up medal 2013-2014  (Hull City)
- Cup winners medal 19---
 

           

2008 (THFC Programme)

Best qualities : -  Working box to box, scoring goals, passing
Need to work on : - Left side and heading
In the school playground, who did you pretend to be ? :-  Roy Keane
Best player in the world ? : - Steven Gerrard
Which players do you look up to ?  : - Steven Gerrard, Robbie Keane
Hardest tackling team-mate : - Chris Casey
Fastest team-mate : -  Danny Rose
Joker in the squad : - None of them
Favourite stadium : - Wembley
Favourite sport other than football : - Golf
Favourite film : - American Gangster
Favourite band : - Arctic Monkeys
Favourtie Album : -  Favourite Worst Nightmare (Arctic Monkeys)
 
November 2011 (Hotspur Magazine)

Even when I was a Spurs fan growing up, you always wanted to see someone give 100%. I have energy. I like to get forward and score goals, support the front man and I like to get on the ball as well. You'd have to ask the fans what they like, but that's just my style of play.

There are things you can learn in training, little things, minor details, things you can't always explain to someone but when you play alongside them, you pick up things like positioning, the way they get forward, knowing when to sit and when to move up.

Best mate is Tom Huddlestone or Aaron Lennon, but it changes daily.

Footballing idol when growing up was Zinedine Zidane. He just had everything and I am adamant that wherever you put him on the pitch regardless, he would still have been the best player in the world, in my opinion. I think he's just got a great footballing brain, he was also big, tall and strong and that helps.

If not a footballer I was quite good at school, but it gets to the stage where you know that you want to pursue top football as a career, so you leave your education behind. I'd have to do something active though, something out of the office. Maybe a television cameraman or a presenter.

Used to play right wing at school and up front. I've tried to get back to it, but I haven't got enough pace. I used to enjoy it, scoring goals. I think that's what grabbed Tottenham's attention in the first place.

Alessandro Del Piero was one of my favourite players and I saw him on holiday last summer and then bumped into him in the gym, having a short chat with him.

Enjoyed running as a youngster, but had to give it up when football took precedence.

Favourite pre-match meal was pasta and chicken, pretty boring but what you need to take on board.
 

 

 

 

What they said about Jake Livermore
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What Jake Livermore said about ...
scoring against Barcelona in the Wembley Cup ...  24.07.2009 ()

Reporter : - "What is it like to score against the best team in the world?"
Livermore : -  "Score against the best team in the world? I play for them."

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