Liverpool have recalled Danny Ward from his loan spell at Aberdeen, the Echo confirm.
The 22-year-old has excelled in the SPL this term, earning a reputation as one of the league’s best keepers, but Jurgen Klopp has decided he wants the youngster back at Melwood – available for selection.
The Echo suggest Simon Mignolet’s fitness concern won’t be enough to keep him out of the starting lineup v Arsenal on Wednesday, although Ward will likely climb above the hapless Adam Bogdan in the pecking order.
The Hungarian has been atrocious during the past two games he’s played, directly responsible for conceding goals against Watford in the Premier League and Exeter in the FA Cup.
Ward is Welsh and is a regular in Chris Coleman’s national squad, and is likely to fly to France next summer for the Euros.
He’s tall, strong and an excellent shot stopper, and we hope he puts more pressure on Mignolet than Bogdan has been able to. At 22 it’s important he plays games though, and we wonder if Klopp is planning on giving him games in the Europa League – or the rest of the FA Cup – should we navigate our way past Exeter in the Anfield replay.