Captaincy an honour for Livermore

12 May 2020 02:24:58 GMTPlus10

West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore is honoured to be the Championship club's skipper.

Livermore joined the Baggies from Hull City for a reported £10 million back in 2017 and has gone on to make 129 appearances for West Brom in all competitions, scoring seven goals.

And while Northern Ireland veteran Chris Brunt remains the club's official captain, it is Livermore who has worn the armband and acted as the team's skipper on-field this season.

Livermore's performances in the middle of the park have seen him become one of the club's standout performers this season, as they close in on a return to the Premier League.

It's an honour to put the armband on.

Jake Livermore

West Brom are currently second in the Championship standings, one point off leaders Leeds United but six clear of Fulham in the play-off positions.

The Baggies have had a little wobble, failing to score in their last two matches, but Slaven Bilic's side have been consistent for much of the campaign as they bid to get back among England's elite.

And Livermore, who has also represented the likes of Tottenham, Derby and Ipswich and has earned seven caps for England, is proud to have led the club during a successful campaign, suggesting the experience has been a touch surreal.

"It's an honour to put the armband on," he told the Express & Star. "Walking the mascots out, meeting different people - it's a privilege being the captain of such a fantastic club. This club in particular.

"We've got some really, really good young talent and to captain the likes of Gareth Barry whenever you are playing alongside him - they are the sort of things that hit home."

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