No move for Liverpool keeper; Klopp keen to keep stopper

Rob McCarthy

Danny Ward will not be returning to Huddersfield next season, with Town boss David Wagner confirming that Liverpool are not looking to offload the goalkeeper.

Wales stopper Ward helped the Terriers seal promotion to the Premier League via the play-offs last season, with the 24-year-old saving penalties in shoot-outs in the semi-final and final.

Wagner, who was speaking to the press after signing a new two-year deal with the club, wanted to bring Ward back to the John Smith’s Stadium but confirmed that it will not happen.

Ward, himself, had already expressed a desire to return to the Yorkshire club earlier this month.

“On a selfish point, yes, I would like to stay at Huddersfield,” said Ward.

“I am only young for a goalkeeper and to have a chance of playing week-in week-out in the Premier League would be good experience for someone of my age.”

“It’s in the hands of Liverpool because ultimately I’m their player. They’ve got to decide what’s best.

“Liverpool have my contract and their needs come first, especially with the Champions League.”

It now looks as if Ward will compete with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius for the number spot at Anfield.