Midfielder happy with win on his debut
JAKE Livermore is keen to thrown himself “right into the thick” of the action at Albion having tasted a successful debut on Saturday afternoon.
There was a winning start to life at his new club for the midfielder, who replaced James Morrison in the 72nd minute at The Hawthorns where the Baggies recorded a comfortable 2-0 victory over Sunderland.
The former Hull man reserved a special mention for Albion’s “great stadium, fans and dressing room”, while also stating how excited he was to be part of team with plenty of ambition.
“It’s great to get off to winning start,” said Livermore.
“I thought the lads were very good in the first half particularly.
“Sunderland are a team with quality, but they are fighting for their lives so there was always going to be a period in the game which was difficult for us.
“I thought the boys rode that storm and finished the game off well.
“The manager tells everyone what he wants and all the players know what they are doing on a Saturday.
“Hopefully we can keep pushing up the league.
“Everyone at the club has the mentality to push it forward.
“It’s a great stadium with great fans and also a great dressing room.
“I can’t wait to get right into the thick of it.”
After making his Baggies bow from the bench, Livermore is focused on training well and earning a first start for Tony Pulis’ side sooner rather than later.
“There’s a few days training coming up before our next game which I am looking forward to.
“My next challenge is to force my way into the team, but I know that’s not going to be easy.
“We have really good players here who have been playing well and winning games.
“It’s good to have competition in your squad.”