According to the Daily Mail, the German manager is unhappy with the performances of his current guardsmen—Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan—and has brought Ward back to the club in order to put pressure on his other stoppers.
Mignolet has never truly convinced since moving to Anfield from Sunderland in 2013, and in recent weeks, Liverpool have been linked with the likes of Steve Mandanda [L’Equipe via the Express] and Jack Butland [Sky Sports] as potential replacements for the Belgian stopper.
The former Black Cat’s understudy Bogdan has failed to demonstrate that he can be an upgrade on his rival, and was at fault on Friday when given the opportunity to shine in the FA Cup against Exeter City, when he let a direct corner fly past him into the net.
Bogdan also struggled in a recent Premier League clash when given the chance against Watford, and Klopp clearly suspects that the inexperienced Ward might be a better bet than the former Bolton Wanderers man.
22-year-old Ward has impressed on loan in Scotland, and has previously stated his ambition—as noted by the Daily Mail—to establish himself as Liverpool’s No. 1 one day.
The Welshman may get his chance sooner rather than later.
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