Former Leeds and Newcastle United defender Jonathan Woodgate has joined Liverpool - as a scout.
The centre-half called time on his injury-laden playing career over the summer at the age of 36, having helped Middlesbrough achieve promotion to the Premier League.
In his 18-year stint as a professional, Woodgate turned out for Leeds, Newcastle, Real Madrid, Tottenham, Stoke and Boro, but will now try his hand as a scout.
The former Madrid man will be based in Spain in his new role, having learnt the language during a three year stint in the Spanish capital from 2004 to 2007.
Woodgate will also scour Portugal for talent, with Reds boss Jurgen Klopp yet to snap up a signing from the Iberian market.
Liverpool's recent history with transfers in from the region has not been great, with Iago Aspas, Luis Alberto, Joao Carlos Teixeira, Tiago Ilori, Lazar Markovic, Javier Manquillo and Aly Cissokho all failing to solidify a starting role at Anfield, although Alberto Moreno has become a regular for the Reds.
As someone with expertise in football in both leagues, Woodgate is well-suited to identify players from Spain and Portugal who could thrive in the Premier League.