Date: 14th December 2018 at 2:00pm
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Earlier this morning, West Bromwich Albion confirmed that former England international midfielder Jake Livermore had penned a new contract extension at The Hawthorns and had contracted himself up until the season of 2022.

The 29-year-old made the switch from Hull City for a reported £10million back in the January 2017 transfer window and to date, he hs 73 appearances to his name, with a return of two goals. He has been an almost ever-present for head coach Darren Moore in 2018/19, racking up 20 appearances already so far this campaign, and he has skippered us during our current run of five unbeaten as we battle away at the top of the Championship table.

Speaking to wba.co.uk as his new deal was announced, Moore was full of praise for the midfielder.

“I’m really pleased Jake has signed an extension to his contract. Jake is an important member of our squad who adds a wealth of experience to our midfield. I still believe his best football is in front of him and he continues to add attributes to his game. He’s somebody that I see playing an integral part in taking this club to where we want it to be.”

Sporting and Technical Director, Luke Dowling, admitted he could’ve left last summer but he stayed loyal.

“We wanted to reward Jake not only for the excellent levels of his performances this season but also the loyalty he displayed in the summer. There was Premier League interest in the summer but Jake sat down with the Club, listened to what we had to say, and knuckled down without any problems. It’s good sense for the Club. We are trying to rebuild after relegation and he is one of the key figures for us going forward. This will take him through the peak years of his career.”

With his performances for the club given more recent darker days, fans were utterly delighted with the news as they reacted on social media.