The young Welsh goal keeper made his first start for Liverpool in the 2-1 win over Bournemouth. The 22-year-old, who’s had loan spells at Aberdeen and Morecambe and was signed from Wrexham in 2012, put in a strong display against the Cherries, this after finding out on Saturday that he was to start instead of first choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet. The young shot-stopper insists he was prepared.
“I found out I was playing on Saturday just before we travelled down so I had plenty of time to get my head around it.
“Regardless of whether you are starting or on the bench, as a goalkeeper you always have to be focused and prepare right.
“Surprisingly, I wasn’t nervous. At the end of the day I get paid to keep the ball out of the back of the net and help the team.
“That’s the vision I kind of have. It’s a game of football, regardless of who you are playing for. Obviously, it’s special playing for Liverpool but your job remains the same.
“We had a job to do coming here, regardless of what team the manager put out and we did it
“I was disappointed not to keep a clean sheet in the end, especially with conceding so late. But I felt good out there, I felt solid and I’m just happy for the boys that we’ve come away with the three points.”
The Liverpool manager said of the young goalkeeper, “Danny Ward was brilliant. Let the self-confidence grow of goalkeepers, they’re normal human beings.”