Liverpool are set to recall Danny Ward from a loan spell with Aberdeen in January as Jurgen Klopp is looking to put pressure on Simon Mignolet and Adam Bogdan in the goalkeeping position. The 22-year-old joined the Scottish club on a season-long loan before the start of the 2015/16 season.
Brendan Rodgers, the Reds' former manager, signed Bogdan on a free transfer from Bolton Wanderers in the summer. His arrival saw the Norther Irishman allow Ward to leave Anfield on loan after signing a long-term contract with his parent club.
The Welshman has kept 10 clean sheets for Aberdeen in the league this term as they sit second in the table with 46 points, three points behind leaders Celtic. According to the Daily Mail, Klopp is impressed with Ward's display and is now looking to cut short his stay at Pittodrie.
Mignolet has come under criticism for his inconsistent displays this season. Second choice keeper Bogdan failed to impress when he was selected for Watford and Exeter City as Liverpool lost 3-0 against the former and were forced to settle for a 2-2 draw in the FA Cup tie.
Ward's performance is unlikely to go unnoticed by Wales manager Chris Coleman as he will be hoping to make it to the national squad for the Euro 2016. The stopper has revealed he has set his sights on displacing the former Sunderland keeper to become Liverpool's No 1.
"We've been doing well this season. I might not be called on for 80 minutes and then have an important save to make," Ward told the Daily Mail in December. "It is similar to being at a big club in England, like Liverpool. It can be only good for the future."
"It is definitely an ambition of mine to be Liverpool's first-choice. I have a self-belief where I think I can play at the highest level. Ideally that's at Liverpool, that would be fantastic.
"They gave me a new long-term contract before I came up. I took it to mean they think I have got a chance. Long term, I would love to be their No 1. For now it's about me taking the right steps and impressing for Aberdeen game by game."