Pedro Philippou joined Liverpool's backroom team in September 2012 and brought with him a rich pedigree of experience in elite-level sport.
The London-born masseur began his career in boxing, working alongside the likes of Lennox Lewis, Prince Naseem Hamed, Julius Francis and Colin Dunne, as well as Dereck Chisora whom he still works with today.
In total, Philippou was involved in 16 world title fights before moving on to join the Britain's athletics team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. He also joined UK Athletics in 1998, working at world and European championships as well as Commonwealth and Olympic games.
In 2005, he made his first move into football when he joined Chelsea - first crossing paths with Brendan Rodgers and Glen Driscoll.
He departed Stamford Bridge in May 2011 and joined up with the British men and women's basketball teams at the 2012 Olympics before the chance to move back into football and his boyhood club Liverpool arrived.
Explaining his role at Melwood, Philippou said: "Before a game, I will help warm up the players' soft tissues, stretch them out and help them generally get ready.
"After a match, sometimes they'll have a flush or a stretch, depending on which player it is, what they prefer and how long it is between games.
"All players are different. They've got preferences to what they need and some of them have got a history of different problems.
"It can definitely help prevent injuries - and I also think it can help performance, too, otherwise I wouldn't be "You can fine tune the players just as you can fine tune a car before a race. If there is an area that is tight or not firing properly, or maybe an area that's too loose, you can work on it.
"I've supported Liverpool all of my life and so I am really living the dream by working here!"