Former £10m West Brom, Hull City and Spurs star now free agent at 34

Jake Livermore is departing Watford after one season. He was signed by the Hornets when former Baggies boss Valerien Ismael was in charge. (Image: Getty Images)Jake Livermore is departing Watford after one season. He was signed by the Hornets when former Baggies boss Valerien Ismael was in charge. (Image: Getty Images)
Jake Livermore is departing Watford after one season. He was signed by the Hornets when former Baggies boss Valerien Ismael was in charge. (Image: Getty Images)
A former West Brom midfielder is without a club this summer after a Championship rival chose to release him.

Former West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore will be on the search for a new team this summer after his contract wasn't renewed at his current club.

Livermore has been at Watford for the past year but his stay at Vicarage Road will be coming to an end. The Hornets have published their retained list and Livermore will be departing along with goalkeeper Ben Hamer and striker Ashley Fletcher.

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It will be the second successive summer that the 34-year-old will find himself out of work and as a free agent. Livermore departed the Hawthorns last summer after six years of service to the Baggies.

The former Spurs midfielder - signed by West Brom from Hull City for a reported £10m in 2017 - made 32 appearances in all competitions for the Hertfordshire side this season and was a prominent member of Valerien Ismael's side. Livermore - who played 25 games under Ismael at West Brom - fell out of favour following his sacking and Tom Cleverley's appointment.

West Brom is the longest spell that Livermore has had at a club during his senior career. He arrived in the January transfer window in 2017 when Tony Pulis was in charge and he went on to make 16 appearances as the club finished 10th.

The midfielder would play under various different bosses including Steve Bruce, Slaven Bilic and Darren Moore as well as seven other different managers in both temporary and permanent positions. In total he played 216 games for the club, registering 12 assists and nine goals and would go on to play for England six times during his time at The Hawthorns.

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Livermore did not feature much when Carlos Corberan was appointed in October 2022, but he was afforded a send off last season, receiving a round of applause from the home crowd in his final match in front of his home supporters. He hadn't played in the league from November until April but his manager at the time paid him the utmost respect.

Speaking to the Express & Star, Corberan said: "“It is not easy to see these type of moments in football, it is not easy to see players who make a long career at a club and help the club in the level that he helped this club.

“Helping with promotions, helping in the Premier League, being an international with England with this club, so it means he has had a lot of contribution to the club - and he still has.

“That’s why I put him on the pitch, because he was also important for these minutes, but he deserved it. The fans are not stupid to the players, they recognise careers that have backed the club and he has.”

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