First-team doctor Zaf Iqbal today spoke of his pride after triumphing at the inaugural Asian Football Awards.
Zaf was one of five nominees in the 'Football behind the scenes award - Medical' category and came out on top ahead of counterparts from QPR, Wolves, Wigan and Birmingham in a gala ceremony at Wembley Stadium last night
"It was a fantastic, well organised evening and with it being at the home of football it was much bigger than I expected," he said.
"As I've said previously, I didn't go into this profession to try and win any awards. The way that I work is to do the job to the best of my ability and try and provide the best care possible to the players.
"I realise I'm in a privileged position which is why I get involved in the various voluntary community projects. I know being at Liverpool FC allows me to convey any health messages I wish to promote with greater effect. To get any sort of recognition for your work is fantastic. Just being nominated is great but to get the award for something I love doing was very pleasing and hopefully this type of recognition will inspire others too.
"I hope that I can continue to be part of a successful Liverpool team for many years to come.