After joining United on a permanent basis on a free transfer from Bolton in January 2005, following an initial one month loan spell at Brunton Park, Livesey has now gone on to make over 250 starts, and almost 300 appearances in total with the Blues. The no-nonsense defender also having weighed in with 17 goals, although probably the most remembered effort of his that hit the net was the winning penalty against Aldershot Town in the semi-final shootout that took Carlisle to the Nationwide Conference play-off final in May 2005.
Livesey, who was voted into the PFA League One Team of the Year at the end of the 2007/08 season which saw the Cumbrians lose out to Leeds United in the League One play-offs, next year set to move into his ninth season in a Carlisle shirt. The Salford-born centre-half today having inked a fresh one year deal, with an extension clause in that contract for another season on top, presumably that clause being linked to making a certain number of appearances for United in the 2012-13 campaign.
Danny pledging his immediate future to the Blues today then means it is two down and six to go as far as contract offers go at Brunton Park, with goalkeeper Mark Gillespie having penned a new two year contract last Friday. Still remaining to say yes or no to staying wth the Cumbrians, with the deadline looming large next week, are defenders Lubomir Michalik, Peter Murphy and Frank Simek, midfielders James Berrett and Tom Taiwo, and finally frontman Francois Zoko. The clock ticks.