Liverpool international agrees new five-year contract; will be loaned out for 2016-17 season

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Danny Ward has reportedly agreed a new five-year contract with Liverpool and will soon finalise a loan move to Huddersfield Town for the 2016-17 season.

According to the Liverpool Echo, the Wales international has committed his long-term future to Anfield but will soon leave to join up with David Wagner at the Terriers.

Wagner is a close friend of Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, having worked with him at Borussia Dortmund, and will be trusted with overseeing Ward’s development.

The 23-year-old joined Aberdeen on loan in July 2015 and left them in contention for the Scottish Premiership title when he was recalled by Liverpool in January.

He immediately usurped Adam Bogdan as Simon Mignolet’s deputy, but the arrival of Loris Karius from Mainz this summer is going to limit his first-team chances.

James Pearce of the Echo tweeted this afternoon that ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Alex Manninger, 39, could be brought in to allow Ward to go and play regular football.

Ward made two senior appearances for Liverpool towards the end of last season, and also started Wales’s victory over Slovakia in their opening match of Euro 2016.

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