Danny Ward is determined to force his way into the Liverpool first team eventually, and is desperate to be in our long term plans, according to the Daily Mail.
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The Welshman is set for a season on loan with Scottish side Aberdeen, where he will be looking to make the No.1 spot his own. He has already made his debut for the club, keeping a clean sheet against St Johnstone in his first game.
He signed a lengthy contract before leaving the club, tying him down to a five-year deal. The 22-year-old is thrilled that we have shown faith in him by handing him such a long deal, and insists he will repay the faith before long.
“First-team football is something I’ve been needing for the last couple of seasons and circumstances at Liverpool haven’t enabled that. I’m looking forward to the challenge here,” said Ward.
“It’s always nice to know that a club wants to keep you and to sign for the length of time I have means hopefully I will be in Liverpool’s plans for the future.
“But, right now, I’m looking forward to playing well for Aberdeen this season. There has been no confirmation (about the No 1 shirt) but I haven’t come up here to sit on the bench, that’s for certain. The whole idea is to come up and hopefully impress and get some games and do well for Aberdeen.”
Ward is unlikely to see any first-team football at Anfield, especially following the signing of Adam Bogdan. Simon Mignolet was arguably the finest keeper in the Premier League in the tail end of the season, and he is more than capable of continuing that trend in 2015/16. The arrival of Bogdan will surely only serve to motivate the Belgian further, as previously the only competition he had was Brad Jones.