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Should Danny Ward be given a chance as Liverpool’s number one?

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Should Danny Ward be given a chance as Liverpool’s number one?

The Welsh shot-stopper should be considered by Jurgen Klopp to start as Liverpool’s number one

Six weeks after Loris Karius’ horrendous Champions League final outing, Liverpool have still yet to solve their problem between the sticks.

Now, two games into their preseason, the Reds current first choice has done little to prove that he deserves another chance at redeeming himself after another blunder against Tranmere Rovers in a 3-2 victory for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

Liverpool now look set to miss out on their top goalkeeping targets, Jan Oblak and Alisson Becker after being priced out of an attempt to bring them to Merseyside.

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The Reds, however, do have a tried and tested goalkeeper amongst their ranks and there’s no better time for Jurgen Klopp to give him a real chance to prove himself.

25-year-old Danny Ward starred between the sticks for Wales during their historic Euro 2016 run which saw them reach the semi-finals in France.

Following this, Ward helped Huddersfield Town to promotion to the Premier League during a season long loan from the Reds before returning to Merseyside last season; where many thought he’d be given a chance to prove himself as Liverpool’s number one.


“Mistakes will happen; I don’t like it, he doesn’t like it”

Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, speaking after Loris Karius’ mistake against Tranmere Rovers in the Reds second pre season game.


Ward, however, was overlooked by Jurgen Klopp for the 2017-18 season and spent his season wasting away in the u23’s side unable to get the first team action he desired and deserved.

This past Tuesday, it seemed the Reds boss had finally decided to give Ward a pre season run, and during the half, Ward played, he demonstrated a calm and collected performance that proved Jurgen Klopp was right to give him a chance.

Whether or not Ward is the answer to Liverpool’s goalkeeping woes is yet to be seen, however, he may prove to be a worthy alternative if the Reds miss out on their top transfer targets and there’s no time like preseason to try and test Ward as the starting goalkeeper.

Liam Thomas

Writer published by Sports Illustrated, Yahoo Sport and Bleacher Report. Trying to elevate small talk to medium talk.

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