Carlos Corberan took cost of his first West Brom recreation on Saturday however might solely watch on as his aspect fell to a 2-0 defeat towards Sheffield United, a outcome that leaves the Baggies backside of the Championship.
The Spanish supervisor was appointed on Monday however isn’t any miracle employee, and his aspect had been properly and really bested by the promotion-chasing Blades on the Hawthorns.
Corberan opted to start out Jake Livermore within the midfield regardless of his less-than-impressive performances to date this season and the 32-year-old was substituted simply earlier than the hour mark after one other disappointing show, with Birmingham Live awarding the skilled Englishman a dismal 4/10 match score.
Whereas there isn’t a doubt that the membership captain was as soon as a dependable participant for West Brom, his performances to date this season recommend that he’s now properly previous his greatest, and Corberan ought to take into account making an enormous name and dropping him if he needs to get the Baggies out of the dreadful place that they discover themselves in.
Ought to Livermore be dropped?
WhoScored has awarded the 32-year-old a woeful 6.35 common score for his performances within the second tier to date this time period, which ranks him because the 15th-best player in Corberan’s squad, suggesting that he shouldn’t be beginning.
Contemplating the previous England worldwide earns round £46k-per-week on the Hawthorns, a determine that makes him the best-paid participant within the squad, you’d hope that he can be one of many star performers, however sadly he has declined to some extent the place he can not be relied upon within the Championship.
Even final season, when his season rating of 6.57 wasn’t significantly better, Livermore was averaging extra tackles (1.9 vs 0.9), interceptions (1.1 vs 0.9) and key passes (0.5 vs 0.3) per recreation within the Championship, which emphasises that he’s steadily getting worse.
Thankfully for Corberan, Livermore’s contract with the Baggies is set to expire on the finish of the present season, but when the Spaniard harbours any hopes of a optimistic end within the Championship this marketing campaign he should ditch the membership captain from his beginning XI.