Cape Town - Liverpool
goalkeeper Danny Ward is champing at the bit to make his first
appearance for the club since going out on loan last year.
The Wales international was sent on loan to Huddersfield Town last
season and helped the Terriers win promotion to the Premier League via
the Championship play-offs.
The 24-year-old returned to Anfield in the off-season and is now set
to make his first start for the Reds in 16 months, when Jurgen Klopp's
men take on Leicester City in the EFL Cup on Tuesday.
“I’m good to go,” Ward told the club's official website.
“I had a little knock in pre-season, trouble with my back, which held
me back for 10 days or so. But since then I’ve been training absolutely
fine, I played the game in pre-season and I’ve been working hard on the
training pitch to wait and see if I get a chance.
“I’ve not played a competitive game since [the play-off final at]
Wembley, so I’m excited. And I’m excited to pull on the Liverpool shirt
again after such a long time.”
Meanwhile Klopp is set to make changes for Tuesday's match, handing midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who joined on transfer deadline day from Arsenal, his first start for the club after three substitute appearances.
is a fantastic opportunity for Alex because since he has been (here) it
has been difficult to train on different things because of game after
game after game," Klopp said at his pre-match press conference on