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Livermore: David

2006-2006 (Leeds Player Details) (Player Details)

Left Midfield

Born: Edmonton: 20-05-1980

Debut: None

5’11” 12st 6lb (2006)

Livermore started as a trainee with Arsenal in 1996, before joining Millwall. He was recognised as one of Millwall's shrewdest purchases as he cost the London club just £30,000 from Arsenal in September 1999 following a loan spell, which started on 31st July 1996. Livermore was originally a centre back while a trainee with the Gunners but soon established himself as the first choice in central midfield for Millwall. His tackling and work rate was said to have revived memories of the fearless Terry Hurlock during his Lions heydays. He had the distinction of scoring the final Football League goal of the old millennium. He was presented with a commemorative bottle of champagne for his injury-time winner against Brentford on 28th December 1999. He was a near ever-present in the Lions teams that won the Division Two championship in 2000-01 and reached the Division One (now Championship) Play-Offs in 2001-02. He also played in all seven games as Millwall reached the FA Cup Final against Manchester United at the Millennium Stadium in 2004. He passed the three hundred senior appearance mark during the 2005-06 season which culminated in him collecting the Lions' Player of the Year award. His fourteen goals for Millwall included a stunning late equaliser against Hull City when they visited the New Den on 14th February 2006. In his time at Millwall he scored twelve League goals in two hundred and seventy-five appearances, of which four were from the bench. He scored twice more in fourteen starts in the League Cup, but failed to score in eighteen starts in the F.A. Cup and seven other games such as the play-off finals. On 21st July 2006, the left-sided midfielder ended his seven year association with Millwall by agreeing to join Leeds United only for a dramatic turn of events concluding with his arrival at the Hull City on 1st August 2006 for an undisclosed six-figure fee and a two-year contract. At Leeds he only wore the White shirt on a couple of occasions. He played the first seventy-eight minutes of a friendly 2-1 defeat at Hartlepool United on 22nd July 2006, in what was described as ‘a steady if unspectacular start’ and a full ninety minutes in a 2-1 defeat at Scunthorpe United on 25th July 2006. Despite having moved to Elland Road for £400,000, the twenty-six-year-old switched to Hull City for an undisclosed fee, and signed a two-year contract on 2nd August 2006. A statement issued by Leeds United read: "At the time of signing David, Kevin Nicholls and another potential midfield target weren't available to us. We then managed to acquire Kevin and things have now opened up on another target. With everyone fit, David is unlikely to play, so when the opportunity came up for him to talk to Hull, we gave him that choice." With hindsight it was a good move for Livermore as, though both sides struggled, it was Leeds that was relegated and Hull remained in the CCCL. At Hull he gave his same faithful service but unfortunately was rewarded by the club not reciprocating and he joined Oldham Athletic on 31st January 2008, initially on loan and in the following circumstances: Livermore was forced to accept that his career with Hull City was at a premature end. The twenty-eight-year-old joined Oldham Athletic on the transfer deadline day and has revealed that he was axed by the Tigers just before he earned himself a new contract. He told the Yorkshire Post: "I have a contract at Hull where if I play twenty-five games for them this season I will get another year. I have played twenty-three and a couple of days before the transfer deadline I was told I wouldn't be playing any more. I was very surprised because we were pushing for a play-off position and things seemed to be going okay, but obviously that was that. It was disappointing, but they made a decision about it and I have to move on." Oldham renewed his loan at the end of February 2008 and he made ten League starts for them, scoring once. He returned to the KC Stadium on 31st March 20008. On 5th June 2008, Hull City announced that Livermore would be leaving the club that summer, following their promotion to the EPL. On 3rd July 2008, itwas announced that Livermore had agreed a two-year contract at League One club Brighton & Hove Albion on a free transfer. Livermore made thirty-three League starts and twelve substitute appearances for the Tigers, scoring five times, while also starting three F.A. Cup ties and four League Cup ties. On 26th March 2009, Livermore was allowed to leave Brighton to join League Two side Luton Town on a month's loan, and made eight League starts, before returning on 31st May 2009. He made twelve League starts and had four more from the bench, made one start in the F.A. Cup and one start and two games from the bench in the League Cup as well as scoring one goal in three starts and two substitute appearances in other games such as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, before leaving Brighton on 31st January 2010, when it was agreed that he would be paid until the end of his contract, at the end of the season, but it was agreed that he was free to look for a new club. Two days later he joined Barnet on a free transfer. He scored one goal in fourteen appearances, which included three from the bench to the end of the 2009-10 season. He did not play any further games and joined Histon on a free transfer on 23rd September 2010. He became Player-Manager and as at the end of the 2011-12 season he has made forty starts in the League and played four more from the bench.