Barry is currently the head of football exchange and reader in applied exercise physiology at John Moores University in Liverpool and has vast knowledge in the physiology of intermittent exercise and temperature regulation. He will spend a couple of days each week working with Liverpool players.
He says: "It's fantastic for me personally to join a club like Liverpool who are amongst one of the top clubs in the world and from the university point of view it is great to enable us to facilitate a link with someone that is so high profile yet is still very much local."
Barry gained BSc (Hons) and PhD at Liverpool John Moores University and has also worked at University of Durham and the University of Teeside, which included working with Middlesbrough FC.
"My role here will be to support the backroom staff. As you notice working here, they are regularly busy delivering activities to players so my role will be about supporting them in ensuring that their information is up to date and their strategies, and techniques they use to support and train players, are cutting edge and informed by the very latest research."