By Laura O'Leary

1st Nov, 2017 | 10:29am

'I miss playing' – Forgotten Liverpool player frustrated at lack of opportunity

By Laura O’Leary

Danny Ward has revealed the difficulties of being Liverpool’s third choice goalkeeper and how he misses playing football.

In an interview with The Huddersfield Daily Examiner, Ward spoke candidly about his current struggles at Liverpool.

He revealed: “You want to play as a footballer but these things happen and it’s part of the business you are in, especially as a goalkeeper.

“The situation is what it is, I miss playing but it’s just a case of sink or swim.

“You either accept it and let things start to dwindle, or you back yourself, train as hard as you can and try to improve yourself to ultimately be in the team at the end of the week.

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“It’s a mentality thing, it’s difficult to watch from the side but it’s football, and sometimes you just have to swallow it.”

The 24-year-old has featured once for Liverpool this season in the League Cup back in September, in the 2-0 defeat to Leicester City.

Ward was named as a substitute in the Premier League game against Arsenal in August, which is the only time he has made Liverpool’s Premier League squad this season.

The goalkeeper currently has to compete with Simon Mignolet and Loris Karius in the pecking order at Anfield.

Last season, the Reds opted to loan the Welsh international to then Championship side Huddersfield Town.

The young goalkeeper was key to Huddersfield’s promotion charge, playing 45 league games, including the play-offs and kept 11 cleansheets.

The goalkeeper saved vital penalties in both the semi-final and final of the play-offs to help Huddersfield Town reach the Premier League.

Ward has been at Liverpool since 2012, after they signed him from his hometown club Wrexham AFC.

Aside from spending a season on loan at Huddersfield, the goalkeeper has also spent time out on loan at Aberdeen and Morecambe.

The 24-year-old is contracted to Liverpool until June 2021.

In other Liverpool news, a senior star was unhappy at the role Klopp made him play.

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