Aberdeen’s former head of recruitment Russ Richardson has moved to become part of the scouting team at English Premier League giants Liverpool.

Richardson left his role at Pittodrie after eight years this summer as part of a restructuring process at the Scottish Premiership club. He had been a long-serving associate of Derek McInnes, who left his position as Aberdeen manager earlier this year, but now Richardson joins Liverpool.

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The former Aberdeen man has joined Liverpool. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

McInnes and Richardson also worked together at Bristol City. Richardson will form part of the Liverpool scouting team, working under head of scouting and recruitment Dave Fallows and Barry Hunter, the Anfield club’s chief scout.

While at Aberdeen, Richardson’s model was similar to most clubs in the SPFL, buy low and sell high His most notable capture was Sam Cosgrove, who he signed from Carlisle United for £35,000 before moving him to Birmingham City for £2million earlier this year.

Darren Mowbray is Aberdeen’s new head of recruitment after a spell at Burnley.

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