West Bromwich Albion suffered a 1-0 defeat away to Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon and Jake Livermore was one of many players who underperformed. The 32-year-old was given a player rating of 3/10 by Birmingham Live and supporters on social media blasted him as a result.
Livermore wasn’t directly culpable for Huddersfield’s winning goal, but he didn’t put pressure on Scott High in the build-up and was sent off for a bad challenge later in the game. The England international will now miss West Brom’s next outing against Blackpool on Tuesday, but fans aren’t in a rush for him to return.
Livermore has made 16 Championship appearances this season, bagging one assist. He’s picked up five yellow cards and one red card and has been on the winning team only once since mid-October. Valerien Ismael has supported his captain and says he’s indispensable, but his performance against Huddersfield left a lot to be desired.
Against the Terriers, the 32-year-old had 66 touches, won one aerial duel, failed to create a chance, completed 76.8% of his 56 passes, failed to register a shot on target, had two successful dribbles, made one tackle, gave away two fouls, made one interception and failed to make a clearance. Far from a vintage showing.