Danny Ward earns praise of Aberdeen teammate following loan move from Liverpool

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Ward has completed a season-long loan switch to Aberdeen and seems to be making a good impression.

Aberdeen midfielder Willo Flood has said in the Daily Mail that on loan goalkeeper Danny Ward is one of the best he is worked with, having seen him make a move from Liverpool this summer. 

Ward made his move north of the border after signing a new deal at Anfield, but with the arrival of Adam Bogdan to act as number two to Simon Mignolet, Ward's chances of getting first team action on Merseyside were always going to be limited.

Flood is very positive about Ward, and is quoted in the Daily Mail as saying: "For me, he’s the best I’ve played with. When I was at Manchester City there was David James and Nicky Weaver, who were top goalkeepers.

"But Wardy, for his age, his stature, everything about him. He’s up there with the best.

"He has all the makings of a Premier League player in England. We’re just happy we have him for the season.

"He’s very confident but you’d expect that because he’s come from a top club.

"You don’t sign four-year deals with Liverpool if you’re a shy lad."

For any Liverpool fan reading those quotes, there will be an element of wonder as to why he wasn't ahead of Brad Jones in the pecking order at the club last season, but judging by what Rodgers has done with Ward, he feels the Welshman needs some regular first team action if he is to return to Anfield and challenge for the number one spot in the side. 

Flood has played with his fair share of goalkeepers so it is a big statement for him to make in picking the 22-year-old as the best he has worked with. Ward kept a clean sheet on his Scottish Premiership debut for Aberdeen in their 1-0 win over Dundee United, making it the perfect start to the season for both him and the team. 

For Aberdeen, it's an asset to have a promising young goalkeeper in their side, though they'd probably want him for more than the one year if what Flood has had to say turns out to be true. 

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