Back in February, Spurs Head Coach Tim Sherwood gave the merest hint that Jake Livermore would be back in the first team squad when his loan spell at Hull City came to an end. When asked about Jake and fellow loanee Tom Carroll, Sherwood said,
“They’re both good players. Jake’s had a good season at Hull and Tom Carroll is certainly one who will come back into the squad next season because he’s good enough for Tottenham.”
Whereas Carroll is just 21 and still full of promise, Livermore is three years older and has had something of a run in the Spurs first team. It’s been a solid season for a man who won a solitary full England cap in 2012 and it’s understandable that the Tigers are looking to sign Jake on a permanent basis.
However, Hull may just face some competition from West Ham and from Stoke who are also said to be monitoring the situation after suggestions that Steven N’Zonzi may be on his way at the end of the season.
As for Spurs, it’s hard to see how Livermore can break into the midfield which is likely to be strengthened further in the summer. At 24, the player is heading back to the crossroads and a move away from White Hart Lane is likely to be the best solution all round.