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'I found a love for football again' - Livermore

23 October 2018

JAKE Livermore won’t let a setback in the Sky Bet Championship take away from a season which has seen him rediscover his appreciation for the beautiful game.

Our England international was issued the first red card of his Albion career in defeat to Wigan Athletic at the DW Stadium, meaning he will miss tomorrow's Hawthorns clash with Derby County through suspension.

But in a campaign where he's found some of his best form for the Baggies, Jake says days like Saturday won't change the mood in a united changing room.

"My form has been okay but it helps when you've got a back three who are doing really well, the lads up front too," he said.

"We're all in it together. If I have a good game everyone has a good game.

"I found a love for football again. Even games like Saturday we won't be too down.

"We've got great support and we love each other in that changing room.

"I'm frustrated, believe me. But that's football. That's why we love it."

Indeed, frustration was the overriding emotion in the aftermath of the Lancashire reverse.

But it will quickly turn to determination, according to Jake.

He added: "We won't hide from anything. We're a big team in this league.

"Everyone is going to come to try and stop us play.

"We've done that. We got results last season - Liverpool, Tottenham, Manchester United - playing that way. It can happen to the very best of teams.

"When we win we won't be scraped off the ceiling. When we lose we won't be scraped off the floor.

"We'll be fine. We're straight back at it on Wednesday.

"It's a long season and we'll pick ourselves up.

"Hopefully the fans will do the same and stick with us."

 


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