As part of the medical department at Kirkby, Richie Partridge's role is to provide rehabilitation, manual therapy, injury prevention and medical pitchside assistance during training and on match days.
Richie spent eight years as a player at Liverpool during his late teens and early 20s. He qualified as a physio in 2009 and attained an MSc in football rehabilitation in 2011. He retired from professional football that same year.
As well as playing for the Reds, Richie has enjoyed spells at Coventry, Sheffield Wednesday, Bristol rovers, Rotherham, Chester City, MK Dons, Stockport and Welsh side TNS.
At international level, he has represented Republic of Ireland U15s, U16s, U18s, U21s and was on the bench for the senior team.
"I am delighted to have been offered the role as U21 physiotherapist and to be back working at a club where I have so many great memories," said Richie.