West Brom midfielder Jake Livermore insists his break from football is only to “rest his body” after fans voiced their concerns.
Baggies boss Tony Pulis said the 27-year-old England international, who was left out of the squad for Saturday’s 0-0 Premier League draw with West Ham, would not train again until Thursday with the player feeling “jaded”.
Livermore moved to reassure worried supporters that all was well via his Twitter account on Monday morning.
He tweeted: “Just to clarify, the club (both management and medical) made the decision it was the right and only time to take a few days off to rest my body.
“I hadn’t had this time in summer due to international duties and then myself wanting to do a full pre-season with my then new team-mates.
“All is good in the Livermore household, but thanks for those who showed concerns.”
Livermore joined West Brom in an £8million move from Hull in January and will miss Wednesday night’s Carabao Cup clash with Manchester City as a result of his lay-off.