According to Sky’s Adam Leventhal on Twitter, Watford are working on a loan deal with an option to buy West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore at the end of the season.
The Guardian Live Blog (09/08, 11:11) also reports that 20-year-old midfielder Sam Field may leave the club on deadline day as part of a deal to bring Rangers captain James Tavernier to the Hawthorns, and Baggies fans on Twitter have been fuming that the club could be losing depth in midfield.
Livermore has started alongside left-midfielder Chris Brunt in the middle of the park for West Brom’s two opening games of the Championship season and England U20 international Field is very highly rated among fans after making 10 Premier League appearances last season, scoring one goal.
If both Livermore and Field were to leave the club, with right-back Tavernier coming in, boss Darren Moore would be left with just Brunt, James Morrison and 37-year-old Gareth Barry as options in central midfield until January.
Check out some of the best reactions from West Brom fans here.
Surely if we let field and Livermore go then we have replacements lined up we needed a Cam regardless if they stayed #wba
— Darren-WBA-Davies (@Dazbaggie27) August 9, 2018
So….we’re losing Livermore and potentially loaning out Field? Surely doesn’t make any sense. #wba
— London Baggies (@LondonBaggies) August 9, 2018
So who would let Livermore go then go on loan ? #wba we have Barry to cover 😂😂
— Stuart Hunt (@huntywbafc) August 9, 2018
If rumours of a Livermore loan to Watford are true, we'd be better keeping Sam Field. Surely @wba can rustle up something nearer to Rangers asking price, with the impending departures of any of the following Chadli, Gibbs, Dawson, and Rodriguez
— M.Fisher (@AnorakSmith) August 9, 2018
Seeing that Field possibly going to Rangers and Livermore to Watford 😯 I mean we thought asking for a creative midfielder wasn’t too much but can we at least have a midfield left #wba #WBAFC #DeadlineDay
— Adam (@adam_wba) August 9, 2018
Livermore to Watford?!! Field to Rangers??! Looks like we’re going for no midfield for the coming season… not sure I fancy a CM of Brunt, Barry and Morrison for the whole season.” #WBA
— Matthew Harris (@mattdh86) August 9, 2018
More concerned about hearing of Field going out on loan than Livermore 😕 Come on @WBA .. don’t ship out these players! Seasons gonna be long and hard, we need more depth if we are to do anything this year
— Stuart Hurcombe (@StuHurcombe) August 9, 2018
We surely must have something lined up if we're happy to put Field out on loan – cannot go the season with Barry/Livermore/Brunt/Morrison as CM options 😫. #wba
— Mark Rowley (@Mark_Shortcuts) August 9, 2018