This article forms part of our Profit Players feature series, which is where Football Transfer Tavern takes a look at how well a player has fared since being signed or sold, using statistical figures and statements from pundits to prove how good of a deal the club managed to achieve.
Jake Livermore has enjoyed a brilliant season for West Bromwich Albion as the Baggies look to return to the Premier League at the second time of asking.
The England international moved to the Midlands side for just £10m (per BBC Sport) in the January transfer window of 2017, and his contributions to the side’s promotion chase this season look to be putting him well on the way to making that look like a bargain.
In the recent game against Barnsley, Livermore proved a vital cog in Slaven Bilic’s well-oiled machine that came back from two goals down. The 29-year-old had possession of the ball 7.7% of the time, the third-highest of any player on the pitch. Livermore also contributed defensively making the joint-most blocks and the third-most clearances out of the Baggies side as they rescued a draw (via WhoScored).
Overall this season, the former Hull City man has shown exactly why he is far more valuable than £10m, starting every game in the second-tier. He’s averaged the most tackles of any West Brom player, showing his ability in shielding the back four.
West Brom’s current results leaves the side on 27 points from their 14 games so far and top of the table. Indeed, they are the only side in the division to have lost just one game, showing the strength of the side to go on and achieve their target.
With promotion to the Premier League said to be valued at £170m (Deloitte via Daily Mail), should they not get parachute payments, Livermore is well on his way to showing he could be worth more than £10m to his club.
West Brom fans, Is Livermore worth more than the £10m the club paid for him? Let us know your thoughts!
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