Danny Ward comments on leaving Liverpool for Leicester City

Liverpool fans hold scarves prior to the Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Liverpool and Everton at Anfield on January 5, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Goalkeeper Danny Ward enjoyed a dream debut for Leicester City in the Carabao Cup, will Premier League giants Liverpool regret letting him go?

Liverpool goalkeeper Danny Ward looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Swansea City and Liverpool at The Liberty Stadium on May 1, 2016 in Swansea, Wales.

A number of Liverpool fans took to Twitter on Tuesday to ask why their club let Danny Ward go.

The highly-rated goalkeeper was sold to Leicester City this summer for £12.5million, a deal that made real financial sense given that he had only ever made three appearances for the Merseyside giants.

From a footballing perspective, however, cashing in on a highly-rated young goalkeeper with the world at his feet could come back to bite Jurgen Klopp. Ward certainly showcased his potential in midweek, saving three penalties in a dramatic shoot-out victory against Wolves in the EFL Cup.


And, speaking to the Leicester Mercury, the Wales international has now shone a light on why he felt he’d be better off at the King Power than Anfield.

“I’m a young goalkeeper who wants to play football and I thought I’d have more opportunity to play at this great football club than I would have at Liverpool,” the former Aberdeen and Huddersfield loanee said.

Danny Ward of Leicester City  celebrates with Kelechi Iheanacho of Leicester City after winning the penalty shoot out during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Wolverhampton...

“I’ve not been surprised how big the club is. I’ve enjoyed every minute and hopefully we can have more nights like tonight.”

So far, however, you could argue Ward has not exactly reaped the rewards of swapping Liverpool for Leicester.

That cup clash at Molineux was only the 25-year-old’s first appearance since signing for The Foxes with the consistent Kasper Schmeichel still Claude Puel’s undisputed number one.

Then again, ousting Schmeichel could be a more realistic ambition than forcing his way past Alisson Becker and Simon Mignolet.

Liverpool's Welsh goalkeeper Danny Ward attends a training session at the St Jakob-Park stadium in Basel, northern Switzerland, on May 17, 2016, on the eve of the UEFA Europa League final...

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