And with back-up keepers Iain Turner and John Ruddy still building their senior experience in loan deals outside the Premier League, Howard has called for the Blues to bring in another experienced understudy.
"Of course I would welcome that," the USA international told the Liverpool Echo. "David Moyes is ambitious as a manager and he wants depth and quality.
"We have let Stefan Wessels leave so we need another keeper. I think my standards are very high and whoever comes in, I am always going to push my standards very high. It is a welcome challenge and motivates me even further."