An investigation has been launched after an incident during Tuesday night’s West Brom vs West Ham Premier League clash. Television cameras captured an angry Jake Livermore who appeared to climb into the stand and confront a fan.
Livermore had to be pulled away by surrounding stewards and escorted down the tunnel after he climbed over the initial barrier.
Speaking after the game, his manager Alan Pardew said:
The only thing I know is I saw Jake in the crowd which disturbed me.
There’s no way he’s going in the crowd unless he was provoked severely. That’s all I know. I haven’t had a chance to speak to Jake. I’ll speak to Jake and we’ll go from there.
Livermore had just come off for West Brom, who he signed for last year. West Brom assistant coach John Carver came across at the time to try and intervene.
The English midfielder failed a drugs test in April 2015 after testing positive for cocaine. However, it was later revealed Livermore had lost his newborn child and taken the substance to cope.