According to reports, 22-year-old goalkeeper Danny Ward is set to be sent back out on loan next season, this time to Championship side Huddersfield Town.
Liverpool recalled Ward from his loan to Aberdeen in the January transfer window when it became painfully obvious to Jürgen Klopp that Adam Bogdan could not be relied upon, even in a back-up capacity. Prior to the recall, Ward acquitted himself well at the Scottish club, recording 13 clean sheets in all competitions through the first half of the season. However, the young Welsh goalkeeper has not been able to continue getting valuable playing time since returning to Merseyside, only appearing twice, in a 2-1 victory over Bournemouth, and a 3-1 defeat to Swansea.
Although most Liverpool supporters would not bemoan the departure of current number 1 Simon Mignolet, it is equally apparent that Ward is likely not ready be the world-class keeper that the Reds need to compete across multiple competitions every year.
Huddersfield are currently 19th in the Championship, 11 points clear of relegation. They will be in the market for a couple of keepers this summer, as currently loanee Jed Steer is set to return to Championship-bound Aston Villa, and Joe Murphy will be out for the next six months recovering from injury.
Huddersfield manager David Wagner also has a personal connection to Liverpool, as Wagner served as a youth manager for Borussia Dortmund for four years under Klopp.