Aberdeen’s former head of recruitment Russ Richardson will help Liverpool ‘identify young talent across the UK,’ according to ex-manager Derek McInnes.

Richardson joined the scouting team at Liverpool last month after time as Aberdeen’s head of recruitment. He will help the English Premier League club’s transfer business in the British youth market. McInnes worked with Richardson at Aberdeen during his eight-year stint as Pittodrie boss, before leaving the Scottish Premiership in March 2021.

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Richardson joined Liverpool in July. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

The ex-Aberdeen manager says Richardson is ‘highly thought of ‘(DM): “I’d like to wish my good friend Russ Richardson all the very best in his new role at Liverpool. Russ was my head of recruitment at Aberdeen and handed in his notice back in February, a few weeks before my own departure.

“Russ was invaluable to me at Pittodrie and is very highly thought of within the game.

“He will work within Liverpool’s scouting system helping to identify young talent across the UK as the club adapts to post-Brexit rules.”

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