By Mark Smith

11th Mar, 2020 | 7:00pm

'Very disappointed' - West Brom star sends clear message to Leeds in the hunt for C'Ship title

West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore has sent a clear message to Leeds United in the race for Premier League football this season.

The Baggies captain and former Whites loanee admitted that his side are only aiming for the Championship title despite losing top spot on Saturday.

Livermore has wished Leeds good luck with nine games left to play in the league, before claiming there is no doom and gloom around the Hawthorns after a couple of negative results.

Slaven Bilic’s men have a massive couple of games ahead of them, including a Midlands derby against Birmingham before travelling to Brentford.

“We can only focus on ourselves,” he told the Birmingham Mail.

“The gap is still six points but we came away from Swansea very disappointed we didn’t win.

“Leeds, good luck to them. They can do whatever they need to do. But we want to win the league.”

It is still wide open the race for the Championship title, and although Livermore wants the title he would surely still be delighted with finishing second.

Marcelo Bielsa’s men have certainly hit form at exactly the right time this season, winning their last fives outings all with a clean-sheet.

It was around this time last season where Sheffield United started to seriously hunt the top-two, and at this moment in time no one is doing that – a sign that it could definitely be a race to the title.

West Brom haven’t won in two and it is imperative if they want the title that they pick up three points against Birmingham. If they don’t Leeds have the chance to make it a four-point gap and put serious pressure on their rivals.

In other Leeds United news, former Cardiff ace has been more than bold with his latest prediction for Sunday’s clash v Whites