Jurgen Klopp was full of praise for recalled goalkeeper Danny Ward today, with the young Welshman leaving Scottish club Aberdeen to join up with the Liverpool squad.
The Liverpool boss was speaking ahead of our Premier League tie with Arsenal on Wednesday, and it’s possible that Ward will back up Simon Mignolet from the bench instead of the woefully out of form Adam Bogdan.
The Hungarian has made high profile mistakes in his past two fixtures, in which we lost to Watford and drawn with Exeter City.
“It was an easy decision,” Klopp told reporters at Melwood, cited in the Echo.
“We watched his improvement at Aberdeen. It’s a moment when we have to make decisions.”
Ward’s been superb in the SPL, and the side he’s just left Aberdeen have a genuine chance of pipping Celtic to the title – and we’re sorry we’ve dampened their chances by getting him back!
He’s tall, agile and a proficient shot-stopper – comfortable with the ball at his feet as well. We snapped him up from Wrexham in 2012 and he spent time last season with Morecambe before heading North to Aberdeen.
Hopefully he’ll develop into somebody capable of truly challenging Mignolet for the no.1 spot, as Bogdan hasn’t proven a capable understudy. What is sure is that Ward’s recall spells bad news for the former Bolton stopper we acquired in the summer.