Danny Ward has insisted that he is aiming to become Liverpool’s number one choice between the sticks.

The Welshman, who made his senior Wales debut in a 1-1 draw with Northern Ireland last night, currently plays second fiddle to Simon Mignolet at Anfield.

The 22-year-old’s season-long loan deal with Aberdeen was cut short by Liverpool in January, with the Reds struggling in the goalkeeping department this season.

But Mignolet has managed to hold on to his spot in Liverpool’s starting line-up, despite the Belgian putting in several unconvincing displays in the present campaign.

And Ward, who is yet to make a senior professional appearance for Liverpool, is however confident about making his mark at the Merseyside club.


"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", he was quoted as saying by ITV.

"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."

Ward, who managed to keep 12 clean sheets in 29 appearances in all competitions for Aberdeen, signed a new Liverpool deal, which runs until 2020, in the summer.

He joined Liverpool from Welsh outfit Wrexham in January 2012.