Liverpool added physiotherapist Ruben Pons to their Melwood backroom team in the summer of 2014.
The Benicassim-born Spaniard joined the club's first-team medical staff and brought with him several years' experience of working with Premier League and La Liga clubs.
A promising midfielder with Spanish lower league side Castellon, Pons had his playing career cut short due to a cruciate knee ligament injury at the age of just 18.
Unable to take to the field, he decided to channel his focus into his studies, working at the University of Valencia as well as in Barcelona and Madrid.
Pons joined the backroom team of Villarreal in 2005 alongside Manuel Pellegrini. He departed El Madrigal in 2010 and began working with several clubs, including Valencia as well as English sides Newcastle and Swansea.
He also treated players individually, including British-based compatriots Pablo Hernandez and Santi Cazorla, as well as Liverpool's Jose Enrique after a knee injury had ruled him out for much of 2013-14.
Shortly after the conclusion of the campaign, Pons joined the Reds' set-up at Melwood on a full-time basis.
"It's a big challenge for me and a big opportunity," he said. "This is one of the biggest clubs in the world.
"For any physio, to be here is the best - you have the best facilities, players and colleagues. You have all you need to work and do your best."