The former France captain Alou Diarra is training with Brighton and Hove Albion.
Diarra, 33, joined Liverpool while Albion manager Sami Hyypia was a player there although the midfielder spent his three seasons with the club out on loan.
He left West Ham United in the summer to become a free agent and, according to the Football League website, Hyypia said: “He hasn’t got a club at the moment and when I heard that I immediately invited him here.
“I gave him an opportunity to train with us and at the same time we can have a look at how he is.
“He has trained with a personal trainer but training on your own is not the same as training with the team.
“He is with us this week as well and we will see what happens. We need a midfield player. If he is the one, we shall see.”