Dr. Zafar Iqbal swapped White Hart Lane for Anfield in the summer of 2010 when he was appointed Liverpool's first-team doctor.
Zaf developed an interest in Sports Science and Medicine after suffering his own severe knee injury. Having initially trained as a doctor in London, qualifying in 1999, he went on to complete an MSc at Queen Mary University six years later.
Zaf's first break in football came at Leyton Orient before spells with England's youth teams attracted the attentions of Tottenham Hotspur. He began working with Spurs' Academy before earning a promotion as the first-team doctor in 2008 and has also held the position of Chairman of the FA Medical Society since 2006.
The Pakistan-born doctor is based at Melwood and assists the medical and sport science team in devising daily programmes for each individual player and the overall medical care of the players.
Zaf can also been found on Liverpool's bench come matchday, ready to assist any injured players.
He explains: "We sit on the bench and if any players get injured, our main role is to make sure we assess the player and decide if he is safe to continue or if he needs to be taken off."
Zaf's arrival at Melwood coincided with a major shake-up of Liverpool's medical and sports science team.
He says: "It's fantastic to be here. I think in terms of the organisation and the involvement of other specialists, we are at the cutting edge of sports medicine, so we have to try and provide the best available care and best evidence-based care for the players. We are constantly learning and trying to find new methods and techniques to make the players fitter, faster and stronger."
He adds: "I have supported Liverpool ever since the mid-1980s and the opportunity to work with the excellent medical team set up here was an opportunity just too good to turn down."