Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward is set to join Huddersfield Town on loan for the next campaign after agreeing a new long-term contract with the Reds, according to the Daily Mail.
The new contract will see Ward remain at Anfield for a further five years until 2021, having impressed Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp on his loan spells away from the club, as well as his appearance for Wales in their opening Group B victory against Slovakia at this summer's Euros.
The German coach has also spoken highly of the 23-year-old, claiming the Welsh international has a bright future at Liverpool, but also expressed his desire to see Ward playing regular first team football in the Championship with Huddersfield Town, which will be the best thing for his career right now.
The move has also been assisted by Klopp's close relationship with the Huddersfield Boss David Wagner, who used to be his assistant coach at the German's former club Borussia Dortmund, and will be in contact throughout the season regarding the shot-stopper's progression.
Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward has agreed terms on a new five-year contract prior to joining Huddersfield Town on loan. #lfc (James Pearce)— Anfield HQ (@AnfieldHQ) July 11, 2016
Ward joined Liverpool from Wrexham in 2012, and had spent most of his time on loan, including with Scottish Premiership side Aberdeen, to which Klopp recalled the keeper after showing concerns with Liverpool's then stand-in goalkeeper Adam Bogdan. Since then, Ward has made a few senior Premier League appearances for Liverpool.
With Klopp completing the signing of Loris Karius from Mainz to compete with the current Liverpool number one Simon Mignolet, Ward would have seen his first team opportunities extremely limited, and the club were keen to send him out on loan to gain that much needed experience after his long-term future was confirmed.