Jake Livermore: Hull and England midfielder tests positive for cocaine

The midfielder will reportedly not play again this season

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Hull City's Jake Livermore has tested positive for cocaine and will not play again for the club this season.

The 25-year-old midfielder Livermore, who has made one appearance for England, failed a random drug test after Hull’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace last month.

The club are expected to release a statement this afternoon.

Steve Bruce’s side are in 18th position in the Premier League table, two points from safety.

Livermore joined from Tottenham for £8m last summer after spending a season-long loan at the KC Stadium.


His sole England appearance came in the 2-1 win over Italy on 15 August 2012, in the Three Lions first match after the European Championships. He came off the bench to replace Frank Lampard in the 69th-minute. Livermore has not played for his country since.

The FA released a statement on behalf of the club, who are unable to comment.

"The Football Association has suspended Hull midfielder Jake Livermore," it read.

"Following suspension by the FA the club has subsequently suspended Jake Livermore pending further investigations to be made by the FA and our own internal disciplinary procedures.

"The club is unable to make any further comment during this process."