Liverpool have appointed former Tottenham sporting director Damien Comolli as director of football strategy.
The Frenchman left Spurs in October 2008 after the departure of manager Juande Ramos and joined St Etienne, whom he has now left to move to Anfield.
"Damien has a proven track-record of identifying exciting young footballing talent and we are delighted that he has agreed to join Liverpool," said John Henry, principal of New England Sports Ventures - the club's new owners.
"Working closely with Roy Hodgson and the coaching staff, I know he will make a valuable contribution to strengthening the club and the squad as we move forward.
"The announcement is just the first step in creating a leadership group and structure designed to develop, enhance and implement our long-term philosophy of scouting, recruitment, player development and all of the other aspects necessary to build and sustain a club able to consistently compete at the highest level in European football.
"We intend to be bold and innovative. We will not rest until we have restored Liverpool Football Club to the greatness Liverpool fans expect."