Victor Valdes set to join Liverpool on trial

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Victor Valdes is set to join Liverpool on trial, according to reports.

The Daily Express claims Valdes, who is available on a free transfer after leaving Barcelona in the summer, will need to prove his fitness to the Reds before securing a permanent deal.

Serious injury

The Spanish international suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury at the Nou Camp last season, ruling him out of the 2014 World Cup and effectively calling time on his career in Catalonia.

Despite winning six La Liga titles and three Champions League trophies, the 32-year-old is yet to find a new home to continue his career, but Liverpool could be the team to take advantage.

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Brendan Rodgers lacks competition between the sticks at Anfield, with Belgian international Simon Mignolet the Reds' first choice. Brad Jones is back-up, but unlikely to challenge 2013 summer signing.

That's not the case with Valdes, who has experience at the highest level with both club and country, and offers the opportunity for Liverpool to rotate between Premier League, European and domestic Cup matches.

Other options?

The Express report claims that, if the stopper can prove his fitness in the initial trial, he'll be handed a contract until the end of the season on Merseyside. There will also be an option of an extension.

But, if the trial does not go to plan and Liverpool decide against a move, then Rodgers will attempt to brink Iker Casillas to Anfield in a stunning move.

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