Danny Ward has said he is hopeful of securing a long-term Liverpool future after his impressive cameo appearances at the end of last season.
Ward started two league games at the end of the 2015/16 campaign – against Swansea and Bournemouth – as Klopp rested first choice Simon Mignolet for our Europa League exploits. He also spent 13 games sat on the bench, as Adam Bogdan fell down the pecking order following a series of high-profile errors.
“You have to strive and aim to be at the top and hopefully I can [become Liverpool’s number one],” said the 23-year-old. (Echo)
“You don’t sign for a club to settle for what you’ve got. You’ve always got to try and push yourself to be the best.
“There’s no frustration for me. If Liverpool want to have the best players that suit their style then I hope Karius does well.”
The Welshman’s performances earned him a call-up to the Welsh squad for Euro 2016, and he played in their opening game against Slovakia due to an injury to Wayne Hennessey.
He’s now on loan at Huddersfield under the tutelage of Klopp’s close friend, David Wagner. He has enjoyed an impressive start to the season — his side are top of the table with eight wins and 25 points from their first eleven games. Ward has only conceded eight goals so far.