Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is set to end his search for a new goalkeeper.
That’s to an article by David Maddock for The Mirror, in which he claims that Klopp has opted not to pursue a new number one and will instead let Danny Ward and Loris Karius fight it out this season.
It has already been reported by Ian Doyle of the Echo that the German has decided to give Ward the opportunity to prove himself with some extended outings in the upcoming preseason friendlies.
Current number one Loris Karius has come under huge pressure and scrutiny following his nightmare performance in the Champions League final back in May, where he was at fault for two of Real Madrid’s goals in their 3-1 win over the Reds.
There had been doubts over the attitude of twenty-five year old Ward after he returned from a year on loan at Huddersfield Town in the 2016/17 season – but Maddock says he has shown an improved outlook recently.
Roma goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Atletico Madrid number one Jan Oblak appear to have been priced out of a move by their clubs and have a plethora of top European clubs chasing them already.
So Klopp has decided to let Karius and Ward battle it out for the gloves this season, with Simon Mignolet set to follow Adam Bogdan out of the Anfield exit door once he returns from holiday.