West Bromwich Albion were held to a 2-2 draw against Nottingham Forest on Tuesday night as they missed the chance to leapfrog Sheffield United into third place.
The Baggies remain well in the hunt for automatic promotion this season but their midweek encounter against Forest certainly highlighted some notable problems which will be giving Darren Moore plenty to think about ahead of the weekend.
One of those issues concerns one of his midfield enforcers, Jake Livermore, who looked off the pace in the heart of midfield before being replaced by Gareth Barry in the 64th minute.
The 29-year-old has been a mainstay in the centre of the pitch this season, offering protection for the back four and captaining the side on a handful of occasions.
But the supporters are far from impressed with what they have seen from the England international of late, and plenty of them made their feelings clear on social media in the aftermath of the midweek draw at the Hawthorns.
Livermore was labelled as a liability and the general consensus was that he is struggling to complete the most basic of footballing tasks right now.
Here’s what the Baggies faithful had to say about Livermore’s performance on Tuesday evening:
Somebody please tell Jake Livermore which colour shirts #wba play in. Please.
— David Law (@DavidLawTennis) February 12, 2019
Jake Livermore cost £12 million pound!
— Ian Clifton (@ianclifton84) February 12, 2019
— Gordon Robertson (@GordonR98554747) February 12, 2019
One thing I would LOVE to know is how on earth people actually believe jake Livermore is a good player, he’s absolutely woeful #wba
— dan bowen (@DanJB18) February 12, 2019
Can anyone tell me what Jake Livermore offers this team? He does absolutely nothing well #wba
— Ricci Dunn (@B_H_Baggie) February 12, 2019
Can anybody explain to me what Livermore post Pulis actually gives this team.. Living off old glories.. #wba
— Mark Mansell (@MarkMansell) February 12, 2019
How did Livermore ever earn an England cap? #wba
— ? (@Paphos_Stavros) February 12, 2019
Livermore can't tackle & doesn't dominate midfield despite being the size of a rugby centre. He is woeful in possession & can't carry the ball. For me he's our poorest midfielder how & why have we give him a new deal? He should be behind both field & Harper in pecking order #WBA
— Andrew Beech (@beechyboy90) February 13, 2019
I agree I call him liability sooner see Sam there
— George (@baggiesgeorge) February 13, 2019
Anyone else think Livermore is over weight & nowhere near match fit?? #wba
— Mark (@DustpipeMark) February 12, 2019
After seeing Livermore out the team and having him now back in it shows how bang average he really is. #wba
— Daniel (@smith_83_Dan) February 12, 2019