One to Watch #38: Jake Livermore

Last updated : 17 March 2010 By Dan Buxton


Name: Jake Livermore

Date of Birth: 14th November 1989

Position: Centre Midfielder

Club: Tottenham Hotspur

Previous Clubs: MK Dons(loan), Crewe(loan), Derby(loan), Peterborough(loan)

An attacking centre midfielder Livermore started his career at Spurs and progressed through the clubs youth system, netting nine times in 36 games for the Tottenham U18's before starring for the reserves at White Hart Lane, netting twice in thirteen games.

Livermore was included in the pre-season squad at Spurs for the 2007/8 season and donned a Tottenham shirt for the first time in a friendly against Stevenage in July 2007. After training with the first team for much of the following season he joined MK Dons in February 2008, and played five times for the Dons during a month long stay at Stadium:MK.

The following season saw a season long loan to Crewe but an injury picked up in a pre-season game against Wrexham put the midfielder out for the season and saw him return to White Hart Lane.

That injury didn't hamper his ambition, or in how high regard he was held at the Lane, as he was handed a new two year deal in the summer of 2009. A first Spurs goal followed as he netted at Wembley during the 1-1 draw with Barcelona as part of the Wembley Cup.

With the Spurs midfield packed wih international stars Livermore was again sent out on loan at the start of this season, joining Derby County until the New Year, and netted his first professional goal during County's 3-2 derby defeat to Nottingham Forest, playing sixteen games for the Pride Park club.

He joined Peterborough in January 2010 and played nine times for the Championship strugglers, netting once, before being recalled by Tottenham to cover for a spate of injuries in the Spurs midfield.