Jake Livermore spent three-and-a-half years at Hull
West Brom boss Tony Pulis has completed his first piece of business in the January transfer window by bringing in Livermore from Hull.
The 27-year-old spent three-and-a-half years at Hull, making 144 appearances and scoring nine goals during his time there.
And Pulis voiced his delight at being able to strengthen his midfield following the departure of Craig Gardner.
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“Craig Gardner leaving left us short of a certain type of midfield player, and in Jake we have brought in a very, very good player," Pulis told West Brom's official website.
“I watched him a lot when he was at Tottenham and thought he would go on to establish himself as a top six player.
“Maybe he has just drifted away a little from that – although having said that two promotions and a Cup final with Hull should not be forgotten. But I believe this lad is a very, very good player and I’m delighted we’ve got him.
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“He is a fantastic character and as a player is good enough on the ball but also possesses fantastic energy. He’s a good age at 27 and I believe his next three or four years will be his best.
“There’s a dearth of mid-20s players in our group. We’ve got good young ones who are part and parcel of the future but we want to trim the age at the top end.
“At the same time, we need to get experienced players in – players who still have a lot left in the tank and something to prove and Jake is one of those players.”