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Liverpool Sign Danny Ward to Extension, Loan Him to Huddersfield Town

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Earlier this summer, Liverpool signed goalkeeper Loris Karius from Mainz in a move that pushed backup shot stopper Danny Ward further down the pecking order at Anfield.

Still, the club has decided to invest in Ward's potential rather than move on, inking him to a new five-year deal and sending him on loan to Huddersfield Town, according to The Mirror.

Ward, 23, will be expected to develop further under the tutelage of Huddersfield manager David Wagner, who was an assistant at Borussia Dortmund under Jürgen Klopp and a good friend of Liverpool's bespectacled leader.

The goalkeeper has remained an interesting prospect for the club since he was signed in 2012, and even earned a European Championships appearance for Wales earlier in the summer.

Liverpool's decision to keep Ward in the fold means that Klopp sees him as a potential rotational piece down the line, even though Karius is also 23 years old and will continue to block his path to a starting role.

Whether he makes necessary strides at Huddersfield remains to be seen, but giving him regular playing time seems like the smart move at this point.