By Adefunmiloye Alani

19th Jan, 2022 | 8:10am

Jake Livermore has triggered a one-year contract extension with West Brom

West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore has triggered a one-year contract extension with the club, according to the Express and Star.

The Albion skipper, 32, signed a new four-year deal with the club in 2018 just a few months after joining from Hull City, and while that deal was set to end at the end of 2021-22, reaching a set number of appearances activated an option of a 12-month extension.

The clause became active a number of months ago and Livermore has had his future at The Hawthorns settled for a while.

Good news?

The midfielder has featured in 21 league games so far in 2021-22 for Valerien Ismael’s men, and his experience and quality have both come in handy for the side in the middle of the park.

Livermore has also had to play at centre-back when needed, and holding on to such a versatile player is very crucial.

Despite his age, the West Brom ace will not be short of suitors in the Premier League and Championship should he become a free agent in the summer, and having him for much longer makes sense.

The midfielder will remain crucial to Albion’s plans next season regardless of whichever division they find themselves in.

The former England international will be giving his all to ensure they secure an immediate return to the Premier League, though.

Recent results have not been good enough, and with seven points between them and the top-two and a just point separating them from seventh-placed Huddersfield Town, a lot of things must change sooner rather than later if West Brom want to be playing Premier League football this summer.

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