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Former Irish League defender 'partied out' after celebrating European Cup win with Liverpool

A former Irish League defender was left "partied out" after celebrating Liverpool's historic European Cup win.

Andy Massey, from Bangor, has been the Premier League club's doctor for the past five years after having joined the club as its academy doctor in 2013.

In his role he travels with the club and was in Madrid to witness the Reds defeat Spurs 2-0 and with it lift the European Cup for the sixth time.

"What an amazing 48 hours" he posted on Twitter along with pictures of himself holding the cup on the plane home.

"Completely overwhelmed by this club’s fans and the people of this amazing city that we now call home."

Before moving to Liverpool Massey had roles with the Belfast Giants, Linfield, and the Northern Ireland football team.

He played for Bangor in the Irish League and it was an injury which encouraged him to take up a university course studying physiotherapy.

Upon graduating with a BSc (Hons) degree he took on a placement with the Victorian Institute of Sport, where he begun a Masters in Sports Physiotherapy and completed a qualification in Strength and Conditioning.

Andy began studying medicine in the UK in 2002 and also started working as the Belfast Giants ice hockey team's physiotherapist.

He graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 2007 and one year later was appointed team doctor with the Belfast Giants.

Liverpool won 2-0 against Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid (Peter Byrne/PA)
Liverpool won 2-0 against Tottenham in the Champions League final in Madrid (Peter Byrne/PA)
Liverpool celebrated with a victory parade around the city on Sunday (Barrington Coombs/PA)
Liverpool’s Jurgen Klopp, left, and Jordan Henderson will be Qatar-bound in December for the Club World Cup (Dave Howarth/PA)
Fans celebrates Liverpool’s victory (Danny Lawson/PA)
A Liverpool fan flies the club flag during the celebrations (Barrington Coombs/PA)
Celebrations in Liverpool during the victory parade (Barrington Coombs/PA)
Jordan Henderson kisses the Champions League trophy (Peter Byrne/PA)
Thousands of fans lined the streets of Liverpool (Danny Lawson/PA)

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