Liverpool supporters have been making a lot of noise this week after seeing their team maintain their 100% start to the new Premier League season last time out.
Jurgen Klopp’s men went into their trip to Leicester City having got past West Ham, Crystal Palace, and Brighton in their opening three league games, in which time they didn’t concede a goal. And while they did ship their first goal of the campaign at the King Power Stadium on Saturday, it wasn’t enough to deny Klopp’s side a fourth straight win as goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino secured a 2-1 success for the Reds, thus keeping them top of the division heading into the international break.
Thus, there have been many delighted Liverpudlians up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have been using the current international break to look back at their team’s hugely successful summer transfer window, both in terms of incomings and indeed outgoings.
And Danny Ward’s departure to Leicester is one outgoing that can certainly be deemed a success, not only for Liverpool given they made a £12.4 million profit, but also for Ward himself in a bid to reignite his club career.
Ultimately, the 25-year-old made the move to Anfield back in 2012 for a reported £100,000 but only managed six senior appearances for the Reds in the last six years, just two of which came in the Premier League.
And with several loan spells littering his time on Merseyside, it’s clear that he has never really been in the running for the number one jersey, which must have been particularly damning last season given both Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet unconvinced between the sticks.
Thus, for Liverpool to command and indeed get a £12.5 million fee for the four-times Wales international represents an outstanding piece of business from the Merseysiders, at the same time giving Ward the chance to reignite his career by moving away from Anfield.
Yes, the 25-year-old is currently playing second-fiddle to Leicester number one Kasper Schmeichel, but the Denmark international has been linked with moves away in recent times to suggest that the Welshman may well get his chance in the near future.
Ultimately, Ward is much more likely to get first team football at the King Power Stadium than at Anfield, so a move away this summer, especially following the arrival of goalkeeper Alisson, was exactly what was needed in a bid to get his career going.
But for Liverpool to make a £12.4 million profit on the goalkeeper suggests that the 25-year-old’s move away was good news for both parties.
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