Jake Livermore reportedly fails drugs test for cocaine

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Hull City midfielder Jake Livermore has failed a drugs test, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The newspaper reports that the England international is facing a ban after failing a test earlier this season for cocaine.

The midfielder has been suspended by Hull City and reportedly will not play in either of the club's final two games of the season.

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The 25-year-old was tested randomly after Hull's 2-0 win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park in April, and the £8m man will now not feature against Tottenham Hotspur this weekend or the club's last match of the season against Manchester United.

It's a critical blow for Hull City manager Steve Bruce, as the Tigers look to avoid relegation back to the Championship.

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Hull are currently in the relegation places in 18th place, and need at least two points from their final matches to have a chance of securing survival.

Hull City are expected to make a statement on the reports regarding Livermore later this evening.

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Livermore joined Hull in a permanent deal from Tottenham last year, and he's made 35 Premier League appearances for them so far this season.

Bruce decided to make his loan move permanent after a successful campaign in the 2013-14 season, in what was Livermore's seventh and final temporary spell away from White Hart Lane.

Because of the abundance of loan moves, he made just 36 league appearances for Spurs, after breaking through from the academy, over the space of six years.

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