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EXCLUSIVE: Huddersfield chief expects quality career from Liverpool keeper Ward

Danny Ward possesses all the attributes to become a top quality goalkeeper.

That is according to Huddersfield Town's Head of Football Operations Stuart Webber who admits he is a big admirer of the 23-year-old gloveman.

Welshman Ward is with the Terriers on a season-long loan from Liverpool and is hoping to flourish in the Championship before taking the next step to becoming a key player at Anfield in the future.

Fresh off a stellar performance in Huddersfield's 1-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, which saw the West Yorkshire club go top of England's second tier table, Ward was praised by Webber for both his outstanding ability as a player and personality off the pitch which will hold him in good stead throughout his playing days.

"Danny Ward's a really good keeper," Webber told Tribalfootball.

"Like all young keepers he does need experience. He played 20-odd games up at Aberdeen (on last season), he's played a couple for Liverpool and he's played three times for Wales.

"So he's still young in terms of experience but has everything a good goalkeeper needs.

"He's got the physical profile. He's good with his feet and you only have to look at Pep Guardiola's comments recently about Joe Hart regarding the level you have to be at.

"He's got the personality, which is huge for a goalkeeper, and he's got the mentality. When he makes a mistake it doesn't faze him.

"Danny's always had that. He has a strong mind and is confident within himself so with him it's just about getting enough games as quickly as he can to take that step.

"I'm sure he will have the goal of dislodging Wayne Hennessey in the Wales team and he has everything required to go on and have a very good career."

Andrew Slevison
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