Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward talks about his targets after signing new deal

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Ward recently agreed a new long-term contract at the club, but faces competition from new goalkeeper Adam Bogdan to be Simon Mignolet's back-up goalkeeper next season.

Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward has told the club's official website that he hopes to kick on at Anfield after recently signing a new contract at Anfield.

Ward has yet to make a first team appearance for the Reds but has been part of the matchday squad at times over the past couple of seasons acting as cover for Simon Mignolet. 

The arrival of Adam Bogdan from Bolton Wanderers perhaps limits the Welshman's chances of making many first team appearances next season, but Ward is hopeful of getting some minutes under his belt next season. 

He said on Liverpool's website: "Competition is what brings us goalkeepers on.

"We spend a lot of time in each other's company, away from the rest of the squad and every single day you're fighting against each other to be the best in training, hoping to catch the eye of all the coaching staff, especially the manager.

"Obviously you welcome [competition] with open arms.

"Next season, we'll see and have a chat with the club but hopefully [I can] go and get some games, that will be key for my development at the minute.

"In the long-term, who knows? I'll carry on working hard and the ultimate goal is to play in the first team. I know I've got a long way to go but hopefully [I can]."

Ward had to make do with games for the under-21 side last season, and had a loan spell at League Two side Morecambe for a month during the last campaign. 

With the Reds in Europa League action next season, Brendan Rodgers may shuffle his squad around a little, and there could be an opportunity for both Ward and Bogdan to fight it out for a place in the starting XI in Europe - while there may also be chances to play in the early rounds of the domestic cup competitions. 

Judging by his quotes, it looks as if he will be open to a loan move away in order to consistently get some first team game time at a reasonably good level.

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