Danny Ward awaits Liverpool verdict on Premier League chance with Huddersfield

first_imgDanny Ward hopes to extend his stay at Huddersfield after helping the Terriers reach the Premier League.The on-loan Liverpool goalkeeper played a huge role as Huddersfield ended a 45-year absence from the top flight last month through the Sky Bet Championship play-offs.Ward was a penalty shoot-out hero in the semi-final win over Sheffield Wednesday before repeating the feat in the Wembley victory over Reading.The 23-year-old Wales international expects to start pre-season training at Anfield, but Ward admits the thought of regular Premier League football next season is an appealing prospect.“It’s in the hands of Liverpool because ultimately I’m their player,” Ward said. “They’ve got to decide what’s best.“Liverpool have my contract and their needs come first, especially with the Champions League.“On a selfish point, yes, I would like to stay at Huddersfield.“I am only young for a goalkeeper and to have a chance of playing week-in week-out in the Premier League would be good experience for someone of my age.“It would be more beneficial than being on the bench but, as I say, Liverpool have my contract.”After his Huddersfield heroics, Ward has linked up with the Wales squad ahead of their World Cup qualifier against Serbia in Belgrade on Sunday.Ward is the current Wales number two goalkeeper, behind Crystal Palace’s Wayne Hennessey.He revealed that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has been in touch after his part in Huddersfield’s promotion.“After the final he said, ‘Congratulations and keep it up’,” Ward said.“His relationship with the Huddersfield manager David Wagner has been well documented and that’s been good for me.“I know they were in constant contact and hopefully he (Klopp) has heard only good things.” 1 The 23-year-old played a huge role in the Terriers’ return to the top flight last_img read more

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Real Madrid injuries mean nothing – Bosz

first_imgBorussia Dortmund Real Madrid injuries will make no difference, says Bosz Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 02:18 26/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(1) peter bosz - cropped Getty Images Borussia Dortmund UEFA Champions League Borussia Dortmund v Real Madrid Real Madrid The likes of Marcelo, Karim Benzema and Mateo Kovacic will be out against Dortmund, but the Germans’ coach is not taking anything for granted Borussia Dortmund boss Peter Bosz does not expect Real Madrid to be any weaker in Tuesday’s Champions League clash despite their injury concerns.Midfielder Toni Kroos is back for the trip to Signal Iduna Park but Marcelo, Karim Benzema, Mateo Kovacic and Theo Hernandez are all sidelined.Dortmund 9/5 to beat Madrid Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Madrid have endured a shaky start to their LaLiga title defence, winning only three of their opening six matches, while their quest to win a third Champions League in a row started with a less-than-convincing 3-0 win over APOEL.Dortmund lost to Tottenham on matchday one but have won five of their six Bundesliga matches this season and boast a formidable record against Madrid, having not lost any of the last six meetings in Germany.That record, combined with Zidane’s injury worries, has prompted some to make BVB favourites but Bosz is expecting a stern test.”I don’t think Madrid are not good enough because of their injuries,” he told a news conference. “They have enough good players. They won’t be any worse.”I like to watch Real Madrid. I like technical players. Since Zidane’s been there, they’ve had this kind of player and I like this way of playing football.”Dortmund & Real Madrid meet again.Who will come out on top this time?  #UCL pic.twitter.com/urv3jgujRY— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) September 25, 2017Midfielder Mario Gotze likewise anticipates a difficult match but says Dortmund’s high-intensity football under Bosz has him brimming with confidence.”They’ve always been great matches against Real Madrid. We know about their situation. It’ll be a good game,” he said.”We’re looking forward to a tough game and we have a lot of respect for them. We’re in very good form and we’ll have a lot of self-belief.”The team is particularly good at pressing. I’ve never experienced it like this. You can see from our results in the Bundesliga that this is a very good idea, which I can identify with. I like having the ball, so it’s good for a midfielder.”Bosz, however, has warned his side to be smart in the way they approach the match against the 12-time champions of Europe.”It’s possible to play an aggressive pressing game against Real Madrid. But we have to do it in a good way,” he added.last_img read more

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