Young Reds goalkeeper, Danny Ward, is looking to challenge Liverpool’s current number one, Simon Mignolet, for a place in between the sticks at Anfield.

The 22-year-old shot-stopper feels he is mature enough and ready to challenge the Belgian and maybe even stake a claim to be Wales’ number one, after being included in Chris Coleman’s squad for the upcoming international friendlies, ready for Euro 2016 this summer.

Ward has recently returned from a loan spell at Aberdeen and told the Express his ambition is to stay and fight for his place on Merseyside:

My ambition on the club front is to be Liverpool’s number one and I will keep trying to do that as long as they want me at the club, Hopefully that will happen sooner rather than later. Competition is healthy I am at a great club and I want to make an impact there

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The youngster also expressed his feelings about taking his chance for Wales, as the European Championships edge closer and closer:

I am working towards something special with Wales, there is a major tournament I want to be involved in at the end of the season and if I get my chance I have to make the most of it.

The current Wales number one is Crystal Palace’s Wayne Hennessey, who it’s fair to say has had an outstanding season for the Eagles. The challenge may be tough, but the Welshman won’t give up pursuing his dream.

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