After helping Huddersfield into the Premier League on penalties, Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward is hoping he gets to spend another season at the club on loan, and with Liverpool sorted at the position and Huddersfield boss David Wagner a friend of Jürgen Klopp, it seems likely to happen.
“On a selfish point, yeah,” said Ward when asked if he’d like to remain with The Terriers through the 2017-18 season. “I’m only young for a goalkeeper, and to have a chance of playing week in, week out in the Premier League will be vital. From my point of view, it would be more beneficial.
“But again, Liverpool have my contract and their needs come first, especially with the Champions League. I’m a Liverpool player and they have to decide what’s best. I have my opinion, David will have his, and Jürgen will have his, but the plan was always to go back and do pre-season.”
It’s possible Huddersfield’s promotion could change that plan, as if Ward isn’t going to return for another full season at the club they may want to get a replacement in as quickly as possible. For now, though, that would seem to be another sign that a second year on loan is likely.
Still, Ward claims that nothing is certain and that he still doesn’t know what result is most likely, though when he gets done with Wales’ World Cup qualifier against Serbia on Sunday, he’s hoping to speak to Liverpool in order to decide on where he’ll be playing next season.
“It’s a frustration position slightly, but I’ve not really thought too much about it,” he added. “After the game I’m sure I’ll speak to the necessary people and we’ll see what’s around the corner.”