Liverpool's Danny Ward posts emotional message to Brad Smith

Liverpool's Brad Smith and West Brom's Jonathan Leko in action

The on-loan Hudderfield goalkeeper sent a nostalgic tweet to the Bournemouth new-boy.

Liverpool's Brad Smith and West Brom's Jonathan Leko in actionLiverpool's Brad Smith and West Brom's Jonathan Leko in action

Bournemouth completed the signing of Liverpool fullback Brad Smith on a four-year deal on Wednesday, with reports from Sky Sports that the eventual fee could reach as much as £6 million.

It brings to an end eight years at the Merseyside giants, having joined in 2008. He will join up with another former Liverpool youngster in Jordon Ibe, but one of his now former teammates was especially nostalgic when looking back on his and Australian international Smith's time at the club. 

Wales goalkeeper Danny Ward, who is on loan at Huddersfield Town after featuring in the European Championships this summer, took to Twitter to tell Smith how much he will miss the defender.

Both players came through at Liverpool at roughly the same time, with 24-year-old Ward first called up the senior squad in 2012, and he was in and around the first team until finally making his debut last season. Smith, 23, first made a Reds squad a year later than Ward, but he debuted only a couple of days later, in a match against Chelsea in 2013.

Like Ward though, it was last season where Smith really made a breakthrough when it came to earning regular football at Anfield, making 10 appearances.

Though Ward is still on the books at Liverpool, it remains to be seen whether he will make the grade at the Reds, and he may have to say his own goodbyes some time in the future. 

Liverpool's Danny WardLiverpool's Danny Ward

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