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Liverpool invite Viborg teen Mendoza for trial

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Liverpool have invited Danish starlet Kevin Ray Mendoza for a trial with the club.

The 18-year-old is reserve team goalkeeper for Viborg FF, who ply their trade in the Danish 1st Division – the second tier behind the Superliga.

And, despite making just three substitute appearances for the first team at the Viborg Stadium during the 2012/13 season, Liverpool have invited the player for a week on Merseyside.

“It's great. I look forward to trying it. It will be a great experience,” the teenager told the club’s official website.

Whilst Mendoza will not be troubling Brendan Rodgers’ first team anytime soon, the youngster will be hoping to make his mark and earn a contract with the Reds, who sit seventh in the Premier League table ahead of tonight’s clash against West Bromwich Albion.

Spanish international Pepe Reina is currently first choice keeper at Anfield, but the 30-year-old has recently been linked with a move away from the club, with both Barcelona and Manchester United mooted as possible next destinations.

Were the former Villarreal man to leave Liverpool, a huge hole would need to be filled, with question marks on the head of Brad Jones after his performance in the FA Cup defeat at Oldham.

Mendoza has clearly caught the eye of the Reds scouting network, but would be signed with a much longer-term view - if he indeed passes the 'trial' with flying colours.

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