Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will have the chance to cast his eye over teenager defensive midfielder Joaquin Fernandez who arrives at the club for a 10 day trial.

The Almeria youngster will train alongside the academy players over the course of the next week and a half and will hope to make a significant impact as he looks to earn a permanent move to the Merseyside club.

Fernandez is a regular for the Almeria B side but is suspended for their next game against Albacete and Liverpool have used this opportunity to see whether he has the ability to excel in the Premier League.

The 17-year-old is a defensive midfielder who has already trained with Almeria's senior side on several occasions and is seen to be one of the top talents at the club.

He has already been capped at Under-16 and Under-17 level by Spain and will now look to suitably impress the Liverpool youth coaches who have a good track record of helping academy players go on to play for the first team.

Fernandez, who will return to Almeria on 11 December, may well be training alongside two fellow Spanish youth internationals as Liverpool signed Sergi Canos from Barcelona and Pedro Chivirealla joined from Valencia in the summer.

The two 16-year-olds have played regularly for the Liverpool Under-18 side which is managed by Neil Critchley, who may well help Rodgers make a decision on whether Fernandez ends up joining the youth ranks.

The Reds have long had a deal in place to bring the youngster to the club for a trial as the deal was struck in the summer when the club allowed Suso to move to Almeria on a season long loan.