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Livermore: "Club football is my bread and butter"

21 March 2017

Midfielder looking to repay Albion's faith

Jake Livermore may be back in the England squad but repaying Albion’s faith in him remains his primary concern.

A whirlwind start to life as a Baggie hit a new high for Livermore with his return to his national team’s squad for the forthcoming games against Germany and Lithuania.

He joins Gareth Southgate’s party having played a significant role in helping Albion solidify their Premier League eighth place.

“It’s very nice to be rewarded with a call-up but the hard work has to be done out there and hopefully I can get into the next squad,” said Livermore.

“That’s the idea. To be honest I touched on it before but my main focus was trying to cement a place in this Albion team and do well for my club and anything on top of that was a bonus and it certainly has been.

“It certainly gives you a nice buzz, yes. It gives you that added confidence which, as any player will tell you, is something you can’t put your finger on but it definitely gives you a lift.

“Saturday was all about us against Arsenal and now that’s all out of the way I turn my focus to England.”

If Livermore can get on to the pitch for Southgate, he will become the first Albion outfield player to represent the Three Lions since Steve Hunt 33 years.

That’s a significant place in the Club’s history books beckoning but Livermore added: “My club football is my bread and butter and the club have put faith in me by bringing me here and I need to do all I can to repay that at every opportunity.

“It was nice to have a decent result off the back of the call-up.

“If there’s one thing we are, we’re hard-working and organised.

“I don’t think anyone can ever take that away from us.

"Arsenal are a fantastic side and it was very, very tough at times - but I thought we were fantastic.

“We had a game-plan and we stuck to it and we had a few opportunities as well.”



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