Jake Livermore facing ban after reportedly testing positive for cocaine
Jake Livermore will not play again for Hull City this season after reportedly testing positive for cocaine.
The 25-year-old England international, who joined Hull for £8m last summer following a successful loan spell, was put through a random drug test after his team's 2-0 win against Crystal Palace in April.
The Telegraph report that traces of cocaine were found in the midfielder's sample, with Hull releasing the following statement:
'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.'
The news has come at the worst possible time for Steve Bruce and his side, who have only two matches to save themselves from relegation.