West Ham to investigate altercation between Jake Livermore and fans

2 January 2018, 23:09

West Ham are investigating the events that led to Jake Livermore being involved in an altercation with home fans during West Brom's 2-1 defeat at the London Stadium on Tuesday.

The England international, who had been substituted in the 64th-minute, had to be escorted down the tunnel following the incident.

Baggies boss Alan Pardew admitted he saw Livermore in among the crowd but did not know what had happened to prompt his actions.

"The only thing I know is I see Jake in the crowd, which disturbed me," he said. "Obviously you don't want to see a player in the crowd.

"There's no way he's going in the crowd - because I know him, he's a great lad - unless he was provoked severely. That's all I know.

"I haven't had a chance to talk to Jake. I'll speak to Jake and we'll go from there."

West Ham manager David Moyes claimed he did not see the incident, but added: "I didn't know about it, but I've been told something happened."