Chicago Fire take former Liverpool, Bayern Munich midfielder on trial

The Chicago Fire are currently in England on a preseason tour as they prepare for the 2015 MLS season and they have made use of the trip by taking French midfielder Alou Diarra on trial.

Diarra has been without a club since leaving West Ham United last July and the former Liverpool and Bayern Munich midfielder will hope to impress coach Frank Yallop enough to earn a long-term deal with the Fire.

The 33-year-old Frenchman has made 44 appearances for his country and was a part of the French squad at the World Cup in 2006 and 2010.

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He has spent most of his career in France but the chance to play football again with the Chicago Fire will be a challenge Diarra will hope becomes a reality.

The experiences midfield enforcer is a natural leader and his combatative style of play has seen him compared to Michael Essien and Patrick Vieira throughout his career.

The Fire squad drew 0-0 with Norwich City on Thursday and they are now in London training with Queens Park Rangers ahead of a friendly with the Premier League side this Thursday.

Diarra will hope to impress in that game and he could be the latest addition to a Chicago squad that has seen 13 players brought in this offseason.

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