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​Huddersfield boss Wagner to call friend and Liverpool manager Klopp: Can I keep Ward for one more season?

Huddersfield manager David Wagner has hinted at an early summer phone call to close friend Jurgen Klopp.

Wagner's Terriers secured a historic promotion to the Premier League on Monday by defeating Reading in a penalty-shootout in the Championship play-off final.

45-year old Wagner and the Liverpool manager have known each for over 20 years. The pair met at Mainz in the early 90's and have since developed a life-long friendship.

And now, Wagner has hinted that he might have to call on a favour from his pal to keep goalkeeper Danny Ward, who has spent this past season on loan from Liverpool and on Monday became the Yorkshire club's hero during the penalty-shootout.

When asked if he will attempt to keep Ward at Huddersfield, Wagner said: "I think I have a lot of calls to do."

"This is maybe why I don't want to get my head around it because I know how much work is ahead of me.

"There are a few phone calls and I will speak with Jurgen [Klopp] for sure, not only about Danny but about everything that happens.

Andrew Maclean
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