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Livermore Looks Forward To Returning To Work

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11:21 2nd July 2014

Jake Livermore is looking forward to getting back to work when the Tigers’ first team squad returns for pre-season training next week.

Preparations for the 2014/15 campaign will begin in earnest when the players undergo the now traditional testing during their first couple of days back before the squad head out to Portugal for a pre-season training camp.

Having played a major role in the greatest season in the club’s history in 2013/14 whilst on loan from Spurs, Livermore, who joined the club permanently last week, is looking forward to being back amongst his team-mates when the work of helping the Tigers to progress even further gets underway.

“I’m not too bad with pre-season and all the running and everything,” said Livermore.

“I normally keep myself ticking over throughout the off season so it won’t be too much of a culture shock when I come back!

“I’ve tried to keep in touch with the rest of the lads as much as possible over the last few weeks and it will be great to get back into the swing of things next week.

“With the manager and the squad that we’ve got here, I have every confidence that we have all the credentials to push on again in the new season.”

The groundwork put in during pre-season will initially have the Tigers ready for their two-legged Europa League third qualifying round tie against as yet unconfirmed opponents before the Barclays Premier League season kicks-off against Queens Park Rangers in mid-August.

Livermore believes that playing competitive football ahead of the start of the league season will have its benefits.

“I think it’s great that we’ve got the European games coming up so soon because it will help us get back into the swing of things,” added Livermore.

“Any game in European competition is a magnificent experience for everyone. I was lucky enough to play in the Europa League with Tottenham and I can’t wait to get back out there again.

“We then open the season at QPR and every game in the Premier League is a tough one, last season was a prime example of that. They’ll probably be thinking the same.

“You don’t really take too much notice of the fixture list. Every player maybe has an eye on one or two clubs, but you have to play them all sometime and look to take points from as many as you can. I’m sure the lads are just looking forward to being back out there.

“We don’t fear anybody in this league and that is the mentality that we need to progress and establish ourselves in this division.”

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