Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg says Danny Ward will be needed next season.

Ward spent last term on-loan with Huddersfield Town, but a return has been ruled out by Achterberg.

He told the Liverpool Echo: “It was always the plan for Danny to try to get him playing for two years and help move his level on.

“He showed good consistency for Huddersfield. We’ll bring him back because we want three good goalies to fight each other.

“It’s going to be a big season next season. If there are any injuries or suspensions, you need to have three top goalies.

“You need that competition. We need to keep everyone fit and improving so they are ready to take that chance, whenever it comes along.”



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