"My ambition on the club front is to be Liverpool's number one and I will keep trying to do that as long as they want me at the club," said Ward.
"Hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later.
"Competition is healthy, I am at a great club and I want to make an impact there.
"I feel I am nearer that number one spot now.
"It gives you the experience of pressure situations that you cannot get in training.
"You mature in good games and hopefully it will stand me in good stead."