Leeds United: It’s eight cup ties for Whites - Livermore INTERVIEW

Jake Livermore in match action for Ipswich Town.

Jake Livermore in match action for Ipswich Town.

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NEW Leeds ace Jake Livermore has come to Elland Road for eight “cup finals” in a bid to end United’s seven-year exile from the country’s Premier League.

The 21-year-old arrived on loan until the end of the season on Thursday, boosting United’s midfield ahead of a crucial Championship run-in.

Leeds are currently fifth in the table and six points off second-placed Norwich City and worst case scenario Livermore wants to get United into the play-offs.

“There’s eight games left, they’re all cup finals and if we can’t do it automatic, there’s the play-offs.” said Livermore.

“It’s what you play football for, the big games, and I want to help.”

Livermore has made just the one appearance for Tottenham but has already impressed in loan spells at both Derby County and Ipswich Town.

Several clubs were seeking the Londoner’s services but the six-foot-two ace – who broke his leg as a 17-year-old – says good words about Leeds from the likes of Jonathan Woodgate helped seal the deal.

He added: “I spoke to Aaron (Lennon), Danny Rose, and Jonathan Woodgate only had positive things to say.

“The manager is quite close with a few coaches at Tottenham and they were keen for me to come and work for him. Leeds are doing well and fighting for something which is good.”

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