By Alex Taylor
Liverpool have handed Danny Ward a new five-year-deal before he joins Huddersfield on a season-long loan, according to reports.
The Mirror claim that Ward has put pen to paper on a contract that will keep him at Anfield until 2021.
Jurgen Klopp is believed to be a big fan of the youngster after recalling him from a loan spell at Aberdeen last season to add him to his first team squad.
The 23-year-old made his full Wales debut at this summer’s European Championship’s against Slovakia and Klopp has entrusted his close frien, and Huddersfield manager David Wagner with the task of looking after the young shot-stopper next season.
Ward spent the first half of the 2015-16 season on loan at Aberdeen before returning to Merseyside and rising above Adam Bogdan in the Anfield pecking order.
However, the signing of Loris Karius earlier on this summer has pushed Ward back down to third in the roster behind the German and established No1 Simon Mignolet.
The Welsh stopper made 35 appearances in all competitions in 2015-16, conceding 28 goals but keeping 13 clean sheets along the way.
The former Tamworth loanee joined Liverpool for £100,000 in January 2012 and is now contracted to the club until 2021.
In other Liverpool news, Twitter has reacted to Klopp’s shock decision to sell Jordan Ibe to Bournemouth.